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disquiet

[ dis-kwahy-it ]
/ dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪt /
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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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disputatious, dispute, disqualification, disqualify, disquantity, disquiet, disquieting, disquietude, disquisition, disraeli, 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

/ (dɪsˈkwaɪət) /

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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