unrest

noun un·rest \ ˌən-ˈrest \
Updated on: 17 Jan 2018

Definition of unrest

: a disturbed or uneasy state : turmoil

Examples of unrest in a Sentence

  1. The country has experienced years of civil unrest.

  2. unrest gripped the city as the people nervously awaited the expected bombardment

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First Known Use of unrest

14th century


UNREST Defined for English Language Learners

unrest

noun

Definition of unrest for English Language Learners

  • : a situation in which many of the people in a country are angry and hold protests or act violently


UNREST Defined for Kids

unrest

noun un·rest \ ˌən-ˈrest \

Definition of unrest for Students

: a disturbed or uneasy state
  • political unrest


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