Definition of inquietude in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkwʌɪətjuːd/


[mass noun]
Physical or mental restlessness or disturbance.
Example sentences
  • We are already in the twentieth century with its restlessness, its inquietude, ‘the age of anxiety’.
  • Frustrated and agitated, he dreams of the ‘inquietude and anger’ of his murdered friend.
  • The all-pervasive reservations and donations system too adds to the youths' inquietude.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'disturbance of one's quietness or rest'): from Old French, or from late Latin inquietudo, from Latin inquietus, from in- 'not' + quietus 'quiet'.

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