disquietude

noun

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

Examples of disquietude in a Sentence

as updates of the devastation caused by the earthquake poured in, our disquietude only increased
Recent Examples on the Web Its responses are syrupy, its handling is unremarkable, and its odd brake pedal feel creates a sense of disquietude. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 26 Apr. 2023 The group’s songs, all dance grooves, pulsing bass lines and ’80s-tinged synths, have typically reeked of disquietude and served as a maze into Healy’s brilliant but occasionally self-indulgent mind. Dan Hyman, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2022 The fight for women’s rights, war, and the environment are dominating the headlines and the best collections reacted to this state of disquietude in a number of ways. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 10 Oct. 2022 Three years on, the Astrova screen reignites the conversation around cameras on airplanes, but Panasonic hopes the on-off switch will resolve any disquietude. Francesca Street, CNN, 15 July 2022 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, 27 Aug. 2020 Among Oregon artists today, the coronavirus pandemic evokes language ringing with cold disquietude: Anxious. oregonlive, 25 Mar. 2020 The novel shifts into a minor key of doomy disquietude as events unfold. Katharine Weber, New York Times, 1 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disquietude was in 1682

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“Disquietude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disquietude. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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