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[dis-kwahy-it] /dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪt/
lack of calm, peace, or ease; anxiety; uneasiness.
verb (used with object)
to deprive of calmness, equanimity, or peace; disturb; make uneasy:
The news disquieted him.
Archaic. uneasy; disquieted.
Origin of disquiet
1520-30; dis-1 + quiet2
Related forms
disquietedly, adverb
disquietedness, noun
disquietly, adverb
undisquieted, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for disquieted
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  • There is no condition which is not disquieted either with the care of gaining or keeping money.

  • One of them was disquieted by the growth of the German Navy.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • Meanwhile a new inroad of care had for the last fortnight, since the late news from Uppingham, disquieted the colony.

    Uppingham by the Sea John Henry Skrine
  • I often observed him thoughtful, with a wild and disquieted look.

    Perils and Captivity Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • She could not have told herself exactly what it was that disquieted her.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • He is mad; and we are as mad as he, if we suffer ourselves to be disquieted by his antics.

    The Marble Faun, Volume I. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • That Poins hath more scurrility than is in a whole flock of disquieted geese.

  • The conversation with Mrs. Poyntz left my mind restless and disquieted.

    A Strange Story, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She was disquieted at his failure to return at the appointed time.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • "My face reminded you of the gem," interrupted Melissa, disquieted.

British Dictionary definitions for disquieted


a feeling or condition of anxiety or uneasiness
(transitive) to make anxious or upset
(archaic) uneasy or anxious
Derived Forms
disquietedly, disquietly, adverb
disquietedness, disquietness, noun
disquieting, adjective
disquietingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for disquieted



1520s, from dis- + quiet. Related: Disquieted; disquieting. As a noun, from 1570s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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