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disquiet

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disquiet

  1. 1 a disturbed or uneasy state a period of disquiet before the results of the close election were confirmed Synonyms of disquiet unrest, ferment, fermentation, restiveness, restlessness, Sturm und Drang, turmoil, uneasiness, unquietnessWords Related to disquiet fidgets; 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, welterNear Antonyms of disquiet order, orderlinessAntonyms of disquiet calm, ease, peace, peacefulness, quiet, tranquillity (or tranquility)

  2. 2 an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble was filled with disquiet as the hours passed without any sign of the missing children Synonyms of disquiet agita, agitation, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, concernment, anxiety, disquietude, fear, nervosity, nervousness, perturbation, solicitude, sweat, unease, uneasiness, worryWords Related to disquiet strain, stress, tension; alarm (also alarum), anguish, consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, franticness, hand-wringing, jitters, jumpiness, panic, tremor; angst, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation; cold feet, doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty; compunction, qualm, scrupleNear Antonyms of disquiet calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; comfort, consolation, relief, solaceAntonyms of disquiet unconcern


disquiet

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disquiet

  1. to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy we were disquieted by the strange noises we heard outside our tent at night Synonyms of disquiet agitate, ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disturb, distemper, distract, distress, exercise, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worryWords Related to disquiet aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy (or chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex; bedevil, haunt, plague; abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerveNear Antonyms of disquiet allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms of disquiet calm, compose, quiet, settle, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize)

Synonym Discussion of disquiet

discompose, disquiet, disturb, perturb, agitate, upset, fluster mean to destroy capacity for collected thought or decisive action. discompose implies some degree of loss of self-control or self-confidence especially through emotional stress.
    • discomposed by the loss of his beloved wife
disquiet suggests loss of sense of security or peace of mind.
    • the disquieting news of factories closing
disturb implies interference with one's mental processes caused by worry, perplexity, or interruption.
    • the discrepancy in accounts disturbed me
perturb implies deep disturbance of mind and emotions.
    • perturbed by her husband's strange behavior
agitate suggests obvious external signs of nervous or emotional excitement.
    • in his agitated state we could see he was unable to work
upset implies the disturbance of normal or habitual functioning by disappointment, distress, or grief.
    • the family's constant bickering upsets the youngest child
fluster suggests bewildered agitation.
    • his declaration of love completely flustered her


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