lack of rest; a restless, troubled, or uneasy state; disquiet: the unrest within himself.
disturbance or turmoil; agitation: political unrest.

1300–50; Middle English; see un-1, rest1

unresting, adjective

2. ferment, discord, turbulence.
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unrest (ʌnˈrɛst)
1.  a troubled or rebellious state of discontent
2.  an uneasy or troubled state

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from un- (2) + rest. Cf. W.Fris. onrest, M.L.G. unreste, Ger. unrast, M.Du. onruste.
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Example sentences
Faculty unrest over restructuring is becoming quite common.
It had been a day of unrest in the city, and the streets were eerily quiet.
These protests had been growing for months, and unrest had also erupted in
  other parts of the country.
It will create dislocations, civil unrest, and political upheavals.
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