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unquiet

[ uhn-kwahy-it ]

adjective

  1. agitated; restless; disordered; turbulent:

    unquiet times.

  2. mentally or emotionally disturbed; vexed or perturbed; uneasy:

    He felt unquiet and alone.



noun

  1. a state of agitation, turbulence, disturbance, etc.:

    Unquiet spread throughout the land.

unquiet

/ ʌnˈkwaɪət /

adjective

  1. characterized by disorder, unrest, or tumult

    unquiet times

  2. anxious; uneasy


noun

  1. a state of unrest

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Derived Forms

  • unˈquietly, adverb
  • unˈquietness, noun

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Other Words From

  • un·quiet·ly adverb
  • un·quiet·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of unquiet1

1515–25; un- 1 + quiet (adjective) unquiet fordefs 1, 2, quiet (noun) unquiet fordef 3

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Example Sentences

In the meantime, spare a thought for the unquiet passage of Richard III, last warrior of the Plantagenet dynasty.

If one in 1,000 kids smokes weed and is tipped toward an unquiet mind, that's nothing —unless you're that one kid.

And I keep wondering what would have happened if his unquiet mother had hoarded books instead of semiautomatic weapons.

And then, simply and without fuss, moved, along with his meaty, scowling entourage, to one of the Unquiet Cars.

We find things here, though not quite so unquiet as at Pernambuco, yet tending the same way.

The essence and charm of that unquiet and delightful epoch is ignorance of self as well as ignorance of life.

It is singular, count, but I feel less unquiet at the end than at the beginning of my journey.

The driver had fallen asleep, while a woman, apparently unquiet, was looking anxiously through the blind.

The duke found the prince's valet rather unquiet at his master's absence, but he imagined that he had slept at the Louvre.

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