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1disquiet

verb dis·qui·et \(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
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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

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>.

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
DISQUIETINGLY Defined for Kids

1disquiet

verb dis·qui·et \dis-ˈkwī-ət\
dis·qui·et·eddis·qui·et·ing

Definition of DISQUIET for Kids

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

2disquiet

noun

Definition of DISQUIET for Kids

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

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