disquiet

[dis-kwahy-it]

noun

lack of calm, peace, or ease; anxiety; uneasiness.

verb (used with object)

to deprive of calmness, equanimity, or peace; disturb; make uneasy: The news disquieted him.

adjective

Archaic. uneasy; disquieted.

Nearby words

  1. disputatious,
  2. dispute,
  3. disqualification,
  4. disqualify,
  5. disquantity,
  6. disquieting,
  7. disquietude,
  8. disquisition,
  9. disraeli,
  10. disraeli, benjamin

Origin of disquiet

First recorded in 1520–30; dis-1 + quiet2

Related formsdis·qui·et·ed·ly, adverbdis·qui·et·ed·ness, noundis·qui·et·ly, adverbun·dis·qui·et·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for disquiet

disquiet

noun

a feeling or condition of anxiety or uneasiness

verb

(tr) to make anxious or upset

adjective

archaic uneasy or anxious
Derived Formsdisquietedly or disquietly, adverbdisquietedness or disquietness, noundisquieting, adjectivedisquietingly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for disquiet

disquiet

v.

1520s, from dis- + quiet. Related: Disquieted; disquieting. As a noun, from 1570s.

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