disquieting

[dis-kwahy-i-ting]
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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.
verb (used with object)
  1. to deprive of calmness, equanimity, or peace; disturb; make uneasy: The news disquieted him.
adjective
  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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disquiet

noun
  1. a feeling or condition of anxiety or uneasiness
verb
  1. (tr) to make anxious or upset
adjective
  1. archaic uneasy or anxious
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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