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disquietude

[dis-kwahy-i-tood, -tyood]
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noun
  1. the state of disquiet; uneasiness.

Origin of disquietude

First recorded in 1700–10; dis-1 + quietude
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Examples from the Web for disquietude

Historical Examples

  • These words brought Pierre's disquietude and exasperation to a climax.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete

    Emile Zola

  • This time Pierre, penetrated by disquietude, wished to approach and question him.

  • Here had lived an elder race, to which we look back with disquietude.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • The appearance of the house affected me, as I drew near, with disquietude.

  • He went up in 1845 as a commoner, and this fact caused him some disquietude.

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore


British Dictionary definitions for disquietude

disquietude

noun
  1. a feeling or state of anxiety or uneasiness
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Word Origin and History for disquietude

n.

1709; from disquiet on model of quietude.

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