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

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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 Emily and Ted, these notably unquiet Americans, win over their doubters through the brute force of their charm. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "The New Comedy of American Decline," 3 Dec. 2020 Roth wrote best when writing about unquiet maleness, Jews, and Newark — in other words, Philip Roth. Seth Greenland, latimes.com, "Philip Roth a bard of the unbridled libido, but also a writer whose passing brings tears," 24 May 2018 Please give us an accounting, not just to answer unquiet, but out of respect. Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor, October 18, 2017," 18 Oct. 2017 Somewhere, the unquiet ghosts of John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst pour themselves another cold one. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "It's Easier for the Supreme Court to Screw Up Than You Think," 18 Oct. 2017 Underway was a decidedly unquiet performance by The Weeknd for a Harper’s BAZAAR party that drew out a fleet of celebrities, more than a few brawny security guards on high alert and an overwhelming number of fans packing the hotel entrances. Adrienne Gaffney, Billboard, "All The Details on The Weeknd's Harper's Bazaar Icons Party Performance," 9 Sep. 2017 Fruits' staging uses the simplest effects — a shallow pool, a rope — to create the world of the bloody Pacific waters and of McVay's unquiet mind. Kerry Reid, chicagotribune.com, "'In the Soundless Awe': Terror and heroism in story of USS Indianapolis," 11 July 2017 The long-absent Michael Gregson, perhaps, or the unquiet spirit of Kemal Pamuk or, heaven help us, Reanimated Isis. Louis Bayard, New York Times, "‘Downton Abbey’ Season 6, Episode 5: Banquet of Blood," 31 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of unquiet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Dec 2020

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“Unquiet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquiet. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unquiet

literary : not peaceful and calm

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