- causing anxiety or uneasiness; disturbing: disquieting news.
Origin of disquieting
- lack of calm, peace, or ease; anxiety; uneasiness.
- to deprive of calmness, equanimity, or peace; disturb; make uneasy: The news disquieted him.
- Archaic. uneasy; disquieted.
Origin of disquiet
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Examples from the Web for disquieting
They had a party later on in Richmond with their friends, which I found at once happy but disquieting.How the Tide Turned on Gay Marriage
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That is the question at the heart of this disquieting story from the most-talented E. Jean Carroll.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town
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The message is disquieting; the messengers are the ones we've been waiting for.Israelis and Palestinians: Getting Down To Business
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Regardless, the symbiosis between the Democratic Party and Silicon Valley is, on a real level, disquieting.The GOP’s Huge, Growing Modernity Gap
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“Cosmopolis,” the David Cronenberg film starring Robert Pattinson, is a disquieting look at a twisted Wall Street.In ‘Cosmopolis,’ Robert Pattinson Depicts Financial World Gone Mad
August 22, 2012
Losing a million a minute, even in sleep, he thought, was disquieting.The Spenders
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It is most disquieting at times, the things Eleanore tells me about myself.The Harbor
He had seen them before imperfectly in the disquieting dreams.Now We Are Three
Joe L. Hensley
The fact was not surprising, but the remark was disquieting.The Prisoner of Zenda
These disquieting developments had been watched with anxiety in London.
- a feeling or condition of anxiety or uneasiness
- (tr) to make anxious or upset
- archaic uneasy or anxious
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Word Origin and History for disquieting
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