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verb (used with object)
  1. to deprive of calmness, equanimity, or peace; disturb; make uneasy: The news disquieted him.
  1. Archaic. uneasy; disquieted.

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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Historical Examples of disquieted

  • Bauh, who was disquieted by this sight, resolved to ask him what he could do to serve him.

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • One of them was disquieted by the growth of the German Navy.

    The Red Hand of Ulster

    George A. Birmingham

  • I often observed him thoughtful, with a wild and disquieted look.

    Perils and Captivity

    Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard

  • Why are females so often restless and disquieted at their own abode?

    The Young Maiden

    A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey

  • Which left her surprised and silent but not at all disquieted.


    Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for disquieted


  1. a feeling or condition of anxiety or uneasiness
  1. (tr) to make anxious or upset
  1. archaic uneasy or anxious
Derived Formsdisquietedly or disquietly, adverbdisquietedness or disquietness, noundisquieting, adjectivedisquietingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for disquieted



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

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