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disquiet

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verb dis·qui·et \(ˌ)dis-ˈkwī-ət\

Simple Definition of disquiet

  • : to make (someone) worried or nervous

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disquiet

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take away the peace or tranquillity of :  disturb, alarm

disquieting

adjective

disquietingly

play \-ˈkwī-ə-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of disquiet in a sentence

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



Circa 1530

First Known Use of disquiet

circa 1530

Synonym Discussion of disquiet

discompose, disquiet, disturb, perturb, agitate, upset, fluster mean to destroy capacity for collected thought or decisive action. discompose implies some degree of loss of self-control or self-confidence especially through emotional stress <discomposed by the loss of his beloved wife>. disquiet suggests loss of sense of security or peace of mind <the disquieting news of factories closing>. disturb implies interference with one's mental processes caused by worry, perplexity, or interruption <the discrepancy in accounts disturbed me>. perturb implies deep disturbance of mind and emotions <perturbed by her husband's strange behavior>. agitate suggests obvious external signs of nervous or emotional excitement <in his agitated state we could see he was unable to work>. upset implies the disturbance of normal or habitual functioning by disappointment, distress, or grief <the family's constant bickering upsets the youngest child>. fluster suggests bewildered agitation <his declaration of love completely flustered her>.

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disquiet

noun dis·qui·et

Simple Definition of disquiet

  • : a feeling of worry or nervousness

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disquiet

  1. :  lack of peace or tranquillity :  anxiety

Examples of disquiet in a sentence

  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>



1581

First Known Use of disquiet

1581


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disquiet

adjective dis·qui·et

Definition of disquiet

archaic

  1. :  uneasy, disquieted

disquietly

adverb


1582

First Known Use of disquiet

1582

Rhymes with disquiet


DISQUIET Defined for Kids

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disquiet

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verb dis·qui·et \dis-ˈkwī-ət\

Definition of disquiet for Students

disquieted

disquieting

  1. :  to make uneasy or worried <We were disquieted by strange noises in the house.>




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disquiet

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noun dis·qui·et

Definition of disquiet for Students

  1. :  an uneasy feeling <The child's illnesses brought disquiet to the family.>





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