unrest

[ uhn-rest ]
/ ʌnˈrɛst /

noun

lack of rest; a restless, troubled, or uneasy state; disquiet: the unrest within himself.
disturbance or turmoil; agitation: political unrest.

Origin of unrest

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at un-1, rest1

OTHER WORDS FROM unrest

un·rest·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unrest

unrest
/ (ʌnˈrɛst) /

noun

a troubled or rebellious state of discontent
an uneasy or troubled state
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