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[dis-kwahy-i-tood, -tyood] /dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
the state of disquiet; uneasiness.
Origin of disquietude
1700-10; dis-1 + quietude Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Here had lived an elder race, to which we look back with disquietude.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Esmé observed his disquietude with considerable satisfaction.

    The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Then his causeless doubt and disquietude again came on him so painfully that he could no longer remain at the window.

  • The sound came from abaft his beam and his disquietude increased.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • The presence of those two men who knew Frdric caused her a disquietude which became more painful with every minute that passed.

  • The heart is full; there is no room for care nor disquietude.

    Pascal John Tulloch
  • He was ill at ease, though he would not have confessed his disquietude even to himself.

    Jack Sheppard William Harrison Ainsworth
  • And even now I sometimes feel the same uneasiness and disquietude.

    Story of My Life Helen Keller
  • As if affected simultaneously by the disquietude of their companions, the rowers all stopped work at the same moment.

    The Queen's Cup G. A. Henty
  • This time Pierre, penetrated by disquietude, wished to approach and question him.

British Dictionary definitions for disquietude


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

1709; from disquiet on model of quietude.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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