- agitated; restless; disordered; turbulent: unquiet times.
- mentally or emotionally disturbed; vexed or perturbed; uneasy: He felt unquiet and alone.
- a state of agitation, turbulence, disturbance, etc.: Unquiet spread throughout the land.
Origin of unquiet
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Examples from the Web for unquiet
In the meantime, spare a thought for the unquiet passage of Richard III, last warrior of the Plantagenet dynasty.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab
July 27, 2014
If one in 1,000 kids smokes weed and is tipped toward an unquiet mind, that's nothing —unless you're that one kid.Weed Gave My Family Everything—Then Took It Away
April 9, 2014
And I keep wondering what would have happened if his unquiet mother had hoarded books instead of semiautomatic weapons.The Promise of Happiness After the Newtown Shooting
January 27, 2013
And then, simply and without fuss, moved, along with his meaty, scowling entourage, to one of the Unquiet Cars.The Nazi of the Quiet Car
December 5, 2008
My soul has been spoiled by the world, my imagination is unquiet, my heart insatiate.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
Mrs. Wilcox, that unquiet yet kindly ghost, must be left to her own wrong.Howards End
E. M. Forster
An unquiet and mysterious country of inextinguishable desires and fears.Tales of Unrest
"I had my happy days—my days of care-free youth," the unquiet man was saying.They of the High Trails
One could not believe the unquiet sea was so near, with its gifts and its unending menace.The Rescue
- characterized by disorder, unrest, or tumultunquiet times
- anxious; uneasy
- a state of unrest