Definition of unrest in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈrest/


1A state of dissatisfaction, disturbance, and agitation in a group of people, typically involving public demonstrations or disorder: the very worst years of industrial unrest
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  • It is obviously afraid that the decision could lead to public unrest or international protest.
  • Correspondents say it was the worst day of public unrest in Lebanon for a decade.
  • The resulting policy of economic austerity caused unrest and demonstrations.
disruption, disturbance, trouble, turmoil, turbulence, disorder, chaos, anarchy;
discord, disquiet, dissension, dissent, strife, protest, rebellion, uprising, rioting
1.1A feeling of disturbance and dissatisfaction in a person: the frenzy and unrest of her own life
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  • It does not point to the type of fear that gives unrest, confusion, anxiety and no sense of peace.
  • Upstairs, though the T.V. was inaudible, an old man with a club caused much greater unrest.
  • Her inability to express her own vision caused her unrest.

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Syllabification: un·rest

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