from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To deprive of peace or rest; trouble.
  • n. Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
  • adj. Archaic Uneasy; restless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.
  • adj. Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.
  • v. Make (someone) worried or anxious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.
  • n. Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.
  • transitive v. To render unquiet; to deprive of peace, rest, or tranquility; to make uneasy or restless; to disturb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unquiet; restless; uneasy.
  • n. Want of quiet, rest, or peace; an uneasy or unsettled state of feeling, as in a person or a community; restlessness; unrest.
  • n. A disquieting occurrence or condition; a disturbance; an alarm, or a state of alarm.
  • To deprive of peace, rest, or tranquillity; make uneasy or restless; harass; disturb; vex.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments
  • n. the trait of seeming ill at ease
  • v. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed


dis- +‎ quiet (Wiktionary)


  • She resumed, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that when the jeweller quitted his wife, he repented having bespoken her thus and, returning to his shop, he sat there in disquiet sore and anxiety galore, between belief and unbelief.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Note, A great deal of disquiet is often given to the world by the restless ambition and implacable resentments of proud princes.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Another reason for the disquiet is the stature of the author, admits David Benjamin, a former legal advisor to the Israeli army.

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online

  • Older residents recalled the disquiet in the city when the wall was first built.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • And that brings me to another aspect of my disquiet which is that given these large charities are using similar advertising strategies to the RSPCA, and there is frequently a separate but similar Scottish version, are they also poaching funds that people in Scotland are assuming are going to help Scottish children?

    Wee Abused Scottish Beasties

  • But I feel the same kind of disquiet I felt when I first heard about faith schools.

    December 16th, 2007

  • Marguerite Duras, Carlos Fuentes, and Susan Sontag, among others, expressed their "disquiet" even as they sought to remain loyal to the Cuban revolution.

    Cuba Libre

  • Martin Russell Crowe, professorial, mustachioed, monocled, wedding ring, looking up from an old volume of Hölderlin, pulling up his lederhosen: You have lost your "disquiet," which means you have found the way to your innermost, purest feminine essence.

    Philocrites: Martin & Hannah: The movie!

  • But he acknowledged there had been some "disquiet" amongst some headteachers about its introduction, which he said may not have been done in the best way.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Leaves like Hands of Flame, another kind of disquiet grips the viewer.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage


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