disquiet

[ dis-kwahy-it ]
/ dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪt /

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.

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Origin of disquiet

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

OTHER WORDS FROM disquiet

dis·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
/ (dɪsˈkwaɪət) /

noun

a feeling or condition of anxiety or uneasiness

verb

(tr) to make anxious or upset

adjective

archaic uneasy or anxious

Derived forms of disquiet

disquietedly or disquietly, adverbdisquietedness or disquietness, noundisquieting, adjectivedisquietingly, adverb
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