Definition of disquiet in English:

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Pronunciation: /disˈkwīət/


A feeling of anxiety or worry: public disquiet about animal testing
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  • There has been considerable disquiet and unease since the news broke in September that the Patrician Brothers were closing the school.
  • The last thing any hospital needs during a period of public disquiet is another type of scare to increase anxiety.
  • These cases were extremely influential in the campaigns for abolition, and understandably so: there was too much public disquiet about them.
perturbation, consternation, upset, malaise, angst;
agitation, restlessness, fretfulness
informal jitteriness


[with object] (usually as adjective disquieted)
Make (someone) worried or anxious: she felt disquieted at the lack of interest the girl had shown
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  • The idea that this state might not be the only possible one partly disquieted him and partly bored him.
  • I watched some of the hundred greatest kids' TV programmes ever in the world programme on Monday, and the outcome disquieted me.
  • Many people were disquieted about the macho posturing about the fire-fighters.
make uneasy, worry, make anxious;
trouble, concern, make fretful, make restless

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Syllabification: dis·qui·et

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