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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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Origin of disquiet

First recorded in 1520–30; dis-1 + quiet in the sense “freedom from disturbance or tumult”

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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