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unquiet

[ uhn-kwahy-it ]
/ ʌnˈkwaɪ ɪt /
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adjective

agitated; restless; disordered; turbulent: unquiet times.
mentally or emotionally disturbed; vexed or perturbed; uneasy: He felt unquiet and alone.

noun

a state of agitation, turbulence, disturbance, etc.: Unquiet spread throughout the land.

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Origin of unquiet

1515–25; un-1 + quiet1 (for defs. 1, 2), quiet2 (for def. 3)

OTHER WORDS FROM unquiet

un·qui·et·ly, adverbun·qui·et·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unquiet

unquiet
/ (ʌnˈkwaɪət) mainly literary /

adjective

characterized by disorder, unrest, or tumultunquiet times
anxious; uneasy

noun

a state of unrest

Derived forms of unquiet

unquietly, adverbunquietness, noun
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