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unrest

noun un·rest \ˌən-ˈrest\

: a situation in which many of the people in a country are angry and hold protests or act violently

Full Definition of UNREST

:  a disturbed or uneasy state :  turmoil

Examples of UNREST

  1. The country has experienced years of civil unrest.
  2. <unrest gripped the city as the people nervously awaited the expected bombardment>

First Known Use of UNREST

14th century
UNREST Defined for Kids

unrest

noun un·rest \ˌən-ˈrest\

Definition of UNREST for Kids

:  a disturbed or uneasy state <political unrest>

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