unquiet

[ uhn-kwahy-it ]
/ ʌnˈkwaɪ ɪt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. unquenchable,
  2. unquestionable,
  3. unquestionably,
  4. unquestioned,
  5. unquestioning,
  6. unquote,
  7. unraped,
  8. unravel,
  9. unreachable,
  10. unreactive

Origin of unquiet

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

Related formsun·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 Formsunquietly, adverbunquietness, noun

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