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Definition of "disquiet" []

  • To deprive of peace or rest; trouble. (verb-transitive)
  • Absence of peace or rest; anxiety. (noun)
  • Archaic Uneasy; restless. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disquiet" in a sentence
  • "She resumed, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that when the jeweller quitted his wife, he repented having bespoken her thus and, returning to his shop, he sat there in disquiet sore and anxiety galore, between belief and unbelief."
  • "Note, A great deal of disquiet is often given to the world by the restless ambition and implacable resentments of proud princes."
  • "Another reason for the disquiet is the stature of the author, admits David Benjamin, a former legal advisor to the Israeli army."