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.

Nearby words

  1. unreserved,
  2. unreservedly,
  3. unresisting,
  4. unresolved,
  5. unresponsive,
  6. unrestrained,
  7. unrestraint,
  8. unrestricted,
  9. unretire,
  10. unrevealed

Origin of unrest

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

Related formsun·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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Word Origin and History for unrest

unrest

n.

mid-14c., from un- (2) + rest (n.). Cf. West Frisian onrest, Middle Low German unreste, German unrast, Middle Dutch onruste.

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