noun \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


Next Word in the Dictionary: unrested
Previous Word in the Dictionary: unresponsible
All Words Near: unrest

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up unrest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).