un·​qui·​et | \ ˌən-ˈkwī-ət How to pronounce unquiet (audio) \

Definition of unquiet

1 : not quiet : agitated, turbulent
2 : physically, emotionally, or mentally restless : uneasy

Other Words from unquiet

unquietly adverb
unquietness noun

Examples of unquiet in a Sentence

We live in unquiet times. plagued with an unquiet mind the whole time her son was stationed overseas
Recent Examples on the Web Around him unfolds the dull and hopeless work of a cubicle maze that forces otherwise potentially lovable people to live lives of unquiet desperation. Nathan Deuel, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2022 Charles Stewart Parnell, who championed the cause of Irish Home Rule, is the unquiet ghost who haunts the book. Fintan O’toole, The Atlantic, 16 June 2022 With gentle humor, Flora’s visitations flip the racial script: rather than unquiet Natives rising from violated land, Erdrich conjures a busybody settler exasperating the Ojibwe living. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2021 In the racist trope of the unquiet Indian in modern American horror, the dead are violent by default and stuck in a kind of death match with the living. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 29 Oct. 2021 Emily and Ted, these notably unquiet Americans, win over their doubters through the brute force of their charm. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 3 Dec. 2020 Roth wrote best when writing about unquiet maleness, Jews, and Newark — in other words, Philip Roth. Seth Greenland, latimes.com, 24 May 2018 Please give us an accounting, not just to answer unquiet, but out of respect. Alaska Dispatch News, 18 Oct. 2017 Somewhere, the unquiet ghosts of John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst pour themselves another cold one. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 18 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of unquiet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unquiet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquiet. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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