dis·​qui·​etude | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈkwī-ə-ˌt(y)üd How to pronounce disquietude (audio) \

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as updates of the devastation caused by the earthquake poured in, our disquietude only increased
Recent Examples on the Web Last February, in the throes of early-pandemic disquietude, Ms. Jimenez was inspired to emulate that retreat’s comfort, if not its aesthetic. Rachel Wolfe, WSJ, "This Retro Decorating Move Will Transform Your Bedroom—for $200 or Less," 27 Aug. 2020 Among Oregon artists today, the coronavirus pandemic evokes language ringing with cold disquietude: Anxious. oregonlive, "6 ways to help Oregon artists out of work because of the coronavirus," 25 Mar. 2020 The novel shifts into a minor key of doomy disquietude as events unfold. Katharine Weber, New York Times, "In Ireland, the Past Is Always Present and So Are Its Ghosts," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of disquietude

1682, in the meaning defined above

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“Disquietude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disquietude. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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