in·​qui·​etude | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkwī-ə-ˌtüd How to pronounce inquietude (audio) , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of inquietude

: 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, "Illegal French New Year’s Eve party that drew 2,500 ends after 36 hours and a failed attempt to shut it down," 2 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of inquietude

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inquietude

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

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“Inquietude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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