disquiet


1dis·qui·et

verb \(ˌ)dis-ˈkwī-ət\

: to make (someone) worried or nervous

Full Definition of DISQUIET

transitive verb
:  to take away the peace or tranquillity of :  disturb, alarm
dis·qui·et·ing adjective
dis·qui·et·ing·ly \-ˈkwī-ə-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of DISQUIET

  1. <we were disquieted by the strange noises we heard outside our tent at night>

First Known Use of DISQUIET

circa 1530

Rhymes with DISQUIET

2disquiet

noun

: a feeling of worry or nervousness

Full Definition of DISQUIET

:  lack of peace or tranquillity :  anxiety

Examples of DISQUIET

  1. There is increasing public disquiet about the number of violent crimes in the city.
  2. <a period of disquiet before the results of the close election were confirmed>

First Known Use of DISQUIET

1581

3disquiet

adjective

Definition of DISQUIET

archaic
dis·qui·et·ly adverb

First Known Use of DISQUIET

1582

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