inquietude

noun
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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inquietude. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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