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disquietude Syllabification: dis·qui·e·tude
Pronunciation: /disˈkwīəˌt(y)o͞od/

Definition of disquietude in English:


A state of uneasiness or anxiety.
Example sentences
  • I also remember as an elementary school student in the late 1970s that an assignment from my teacher caused me great disquietude and anxiety.
  • It seems openly talking about sexuality, especially women's sexuality, creates disquietude among the masses.
  • This many people liking something completely secular creates disquietude among the pew-cramming masses.

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