Examples of unrest in a Sentence
The country has experienced years of civil unrest.
unrest gripped the city as the people nervously awaited the expected bombardment
Recent Examples of unrest from the Web
The sanctions come after a week of protests in Iran, although the sanctions are not related to the unrest, The Associated Press reports.
Authorities have responded to the unrest, including the incident in Shuangyashan, with a heavy hand.
In response to the growing unrest, and in an effort to protect civilians, the U.N.'s Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Jean-Pierre Lacroix said MONUSCO had stepped up its activities in the area.
Ireland is staying in the EU, and there were fears that border checkpoints between Ireland (which remains in the EU) and Northern Ireland (part of the UK) would hurt both economies and lead to unrest in the North.
Reece traveled the nation to promote Cincinnati as a tourist destination, despite calls from some community leaders for conventions to boycott the city after the 2001 civil unrest.
Bielema joked his wife, Jennifer, is too busy with the couple’s 4-month-old child to pay attention to fan unrest surrounding the Razorbacks.
Both began with civil unrest sparked via social media—followed by tanks.
Messy Situation The regional economy, which accounts for about a fifth of Spanish gross domestic product, is also under threat as more companies up sticks amid the threat of civil unrest.
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First Known Use of unrest
Synonymsdisquiet, ferment, fermentation, restiveness, restlessness, Sturm und Drang, turmoil, uneasiness, unquietness
Antonymscalm, ease, peace, peacefulness, quiet, tranquillity (or tranquility)
Related Wordsfidgets; agitation, commotion, confusion, excitement, hubbub, moil, stir, storm, trouble, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, upheaval, uproar, unsettlement; disruption, perturbation; agitation, anxiety, disquietude, inquietude, queasiness, tension, unease; anarchy, chaos, disorder, welter
Near Antonymsorder, orderliness
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