disquiet disquiet  /dɪs ˈkwaɪ ət/


  1. (n) a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments
  2. (n) the trait of seeming ill at ease
  3. (v) disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed


  1. And if her heart beats with a tone of disquiet, if it echoes with solicitude and the cry for the conversion and strengthening of consciences, this invitation must be accepted.
  2. There seems to be a growing disquiet among religious scholars or ordinary Muslims about this image that the terrorists are presenting to the world.
  3. His apple-pie qualities are essential to the moral disquiet Minghella strives to create in the audience.


  • Bolivians unhappy with Morales seeking third term

    LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 21 (UPI) -- Bolivians are beginning to voice disquiet over the way President Evo Morales is preparing to prolong his rule through constitutional devices that will likely enable him to seek re-election for a third term.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. In an article in the Times, Johnson, seen as a favourite to succeed the prime minister, said: "The current public mood of anger and disquiet ...... demands a response. We need to overhaul the engine, not just clean the upholstery."
    on May 24, 2009 By: Alan Johnson Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "I do understand there is disquiet out there," Bush said.
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

  3. "We know that there is widespread disquiet on both sides of the House and no one dares say a thing," said Martin Bell, who was an independent lawmaker from 1997 to 2001.
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Martin Bell Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

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