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disquieting

[dis-kwahy-i-ting]
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adjective
  1. causing anxiety or uneasiness; disturbing: disquieting news.
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Origin of disquieting

First recorded in 1570–80; disquiet + -ing2
Related formsdis·qui·et·ing·ly, adverbself-dis·qui·et·ing, adjective

disquiet

[dis-kwahy-it]
noun
  1. lack of calm, peace, or ease; anxiety; uneasiness.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to deprive of calmness, equanimity, or peace; disturb; make uneasy: The news disquieted him.
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adjective
  1. Archaic. uneasy; disquieted.
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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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disquiet

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

disquiet

v.

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

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