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[dis-kwahy-i-ting] /dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪ tɪŋ/
causing anxiety or uneasiness; disturbing:
disquieting news.
Origin of disquieting
First recorded in 1570-80; disquiet + -ing2
Related forms
disquietingly, adverb
self-disquieting, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Grief mounted into the brain and worked there disquietingly.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • It's the story of a politician who is disquietingly fascinating (like you).

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • How any one could contrive to make the man fall ill and die is, to the man's relations, thoroughly and disquietingly mysterious.

  • For this man of heroic mold who rode beside her was disquietingly captivating in the bold recklessness of his youth.

    'Firebrand' Trevison Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Just at this point the engineer with a startled exclamation seized the throttle and brought us to a disquietingly abrupt stop.

    From Pillar to Post

    John Kendrick Bangs
  • Their conversation as reported in the fabliaux and novelle was disquietingly frank.

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