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unquiet

[uhn-kwahy-it] /ʌnˈkwaɪ ɪt/
adjective
1.
agitated; restless; disordered; turbulent:
unquiet times.
2.
mentally or emotionally disturbed; vexed or perturbed; uneasy:
He felt unquiet and alone.
noun
3.
a state of agitation, turbulence, disturbance, etc.:
Unquiet spread throughout the land.
Origin of unquiet
1515-1525
1515-25; un-1 + quiet1 (for defs 1, 2), quiet2 (for def 3)
Related forms
unquietly, adverb
unquietness, noun
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  • My soul has been spoiled by the world, my imagination is unquiet, my heart insatiate.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • Mrs. Wilcox, that unquiet yet kindly ghost, must be left to her own wrong.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • An unquiet and mysterious country of inextinguishable desires and fears.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • "I had my happy days—my days of care-free youth," the unquiet man was saying.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland
  • One could not believe the unquiet sea was so near, with its gifts and its unending menace.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • What reason he had to be unquiet, will be more apparent at a later period.

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
British Dictionary definitions for unquiet

unquiet

/ʌnˈkwaɪət/
adjective
1.
characterized by disorder, unrest, or tumult: unquiet times
2.
anxious; uneasy
noun
3.
a state of unrest
Derived Forms
unquietly, adverb
unquietness, noun
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