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inquietude

[ in-kwahy-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ɪnˈkwaɪ ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /
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noun

restlessness or uneasiness; disquietude.
inquietudes, disquieting thoughts: beset by myriad inquietudes.

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Origin of inquietude

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word inquiētūdō.See in-3, quietude
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British Dictionary definitions for inquietude

inquietude
/ (ɪnˈkwaɪɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

restlessness, uneasiness, or anxiety

Derived forms of inquietude

inquiet (ɪnˈkwaɪət), adjectiveinquietly, adverb
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