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.
Archaic. uneasy; disquieted.
Origin of disquiet
Related formsdis·qui·et·ed·ly, adverbdis·qui·et·ed·ness, noundis·qui·et·ly, adverbun·dis·qui·et·ed, adjective
First recorded in 1520–30; dis-1
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Related Words for disquietnervousness
Examples from the Web for disquiet
Historical Examples of disquiet
At the time, these new views and the tone of our talk helped to disquiet me.
To keep silence during the telling deepens the disquiet curiously.
But, somehow, to his disquiet Fyles now realized that there was no further encroachment.
This disquiet, however, lingered about him, and would yield to nothing.
The message was curt, and even cold, but it brought her no disquiet.
British Dictionary definitions for disquiet
a feeling or condition of anxiety or uneasiness
(tr) to make anxious or upset
Derived Formsdisquietedly or disquietly, adverbdisquietedness or disquietness, noundisquieting, adjectivedisquietingly, adverb
archaic uneasy or anxious
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Word Origin and History for disquiet
1520s, from dis- + quiet. Related: Disquieted; disquieting. As a noun, from 1570s.
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