inquietude

noun

in·​qui·​etude (ˌ)in-ˈkwī-ə-ˌtüd How to pronounce inquietude (audio)
-ˌtyüd
: disturbed state : disquietude

Examples of inquietude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Partying continued Friday, even as French officials pleaded with the participants to leave and as inquietude mounted within the French government. Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Late Latin inquietudo, from Latin inquietus disturbed, from in- + quietus quiet

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inquietude was in the 15th century

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“Inquietude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inquietude. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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