disquiet

verb
dis·​qui·​et | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈkwī-ət How to pronounce disquiet (audio) \
disquieted; disquieting; disquiets

Definition of disquiet

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: to take away the peace or tranquility of : disturb, alarm were disquieted by recent events

disquiet

noun

Definition of disquiet (Entry 2 of 3)

: lack of peace or tranquility : anxiety great disquiet among shareholders

disquiet

adjective

Definition of disquiet (Entry 3 of 3)

archaic

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Other Words from disquiet

Verb

disquieting adjective
disquietingly \ (ˌ)dis-​ˈkwī-​ə-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce disquiet (audio) \ adverb

Adjective

disquietly adverb

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Verb

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

Examples of disquiet in a Sentence

Verb we were disquieted by the strange noises we heard outside our tent at night Noun There is increasing public disquiet about the number of violent crimes in the city. a period of disquiet before the results of the close election were confirmed
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The next few days were disquieting for the country, especially after he was transferred to intensive care. Adam Rasmi, Quartz, 27 Apr. 2020 In much of the Bay Area, the coronavirus pandemic and strict shelter-in-place rules have kept people in their homes, engulfing whole cities in a sense of disquieting calm. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, 25 Apr. 2020 In that light, America’s 20 percent positivity rate is disquieting. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, 16 Apr. 2020 There are some tells in Allen’s account that are disquieting. Peter Biskind, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2020 Given all that is going on, Cook’s quiet about developers was disquieting. Washington Post, 2 Oct. 2019 The first day of the unprecedented shelter-in-place order for six Bay Area counties went smoothly, as few people ventured outside and commercial districts had an air of disquieting calm. Lizzie Johnson, SFChronicle.com, 17 Mar. 2020 Public health officials and Democrats responded skeptically, citing false hopes and disquiet over pitting the health of the economy against the health of the people. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 24 Mar. 2020 Jane Ratcliffe | Longreads | March 2020 | 15 minutes (3,519 words) Lidia Yuknavitch’s disquieting new collection of short stories, Verge, is often bleak, yet also exquisitely hopeful. Jane Ratcliffe, Longreads, 14 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And felt always with some component of unease, apprehension, disquiet, fear even, discomfort certainly. New York Times, 24 May 2021 This is a woman who has inspired revolt and disquiet in the Gileadean state. Erik Kain, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Another thread of disquiet had been the plans to evict Palestinian families from land claimed by Jewish settlers in east Jerusalem. NBC News, 14 May 2021 The guidance raised some disquiet, because there is no obvious way for retailers, their employees or their patrons to determine who has been vaccinated and who has not. BostonGlobe.com, 7 May 2021 Sturgeon’s second challenge comes from debates over the rights of transgender women—an issue that is also causing disquiet and dissent among progressives across the world, including in the United States. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, 5 May 2021 There was further disquiet that the layoffs took place despite Second City receiving a federal Payroll Protection Plan loan of over $3 million, $2 million of which was allocated to payroll. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 21 Apr. 2021 Contrast the Gunners contentment at sitting ninth in the Premier League with the growing disquiet at Tottenham Hotspur, who are still in the race to finish in the top four and have a Carabao Cup final to look forward to later this month. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 And there is a growing sense of disquiet at how the Defense Production Act is having an impact on the movement of key critical items. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, 14 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of disquiet

Verb

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1581, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disquiet was circa 1530

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“Disquiet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disquiet. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for disquiet

disquiet

verb

English Language Learners Definition of disquiet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

formal : to make (someone) worried or nervous

disquiet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of disquiet (Entry 2 of 2)

formal : a feeling of worry or nervousness

disquiet

verb
dis·​qui·​et | \ dis-ˈkwī-ət How to pronounce disquiet (audio) \
disquieted; disquieting

Kids Definition of disquiet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

disquiet

noun

Kids Definition of disquiet (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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