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[dis-kwahy-i-tood, -tyood]
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  1. the state of disquiet; uneasiness.
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Origin of disquietude

First recorded in 1700–10; dis-1 + quietude
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Historical Examples

  • These words brought Pierre's disquietude and exasperation to a climax.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete

    Emile Zola

  • This time Pierre, penetrated by disquietude, wished to approach and question him.

  • Here had lived an elder race, to which we look back with disquietude.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • The appearance of the house affected me, as I drew near, with disquietude.

  • He went up in 1845 as a commoner, and this fact caused him some disquietude.

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore

British Dictionary definitions for disquietude


  1. a feeling or state of anxiety or uneasiness
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Word Origin and History for disquietude


1709; from disquiet on model of quietude.

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