disquieting disquieting  /dɪs ˈkwaɪ ə tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) causing mental discomfort

Usage(s):

  1. That was the disquieting reality India awoke to on July 27, after a coordinated series of bomb blasts rocked Ahmedabad, an elegant, ancient city in the western state of Gujarat.
  2. It was a very disquieting time.
  3. And as theatergoers grappled with Chew's disquieting story, a live Internet chat-room discussion was projected on the stage backdrop.

News

  • Our Alarming Ignorance About Government Phone Surveillance

    What's most disquieting about the Guardian's revelation that the federal government has been vacuuming up vast quantities of phone data is what we don't know. The highly classified FISA court order authorizes the National Security Agency to collect phone metadata (that is, information about the call, but not its contents or the identities of those involved) from Verizon Business Network Services ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "In countries such as yours, where the disquieting process of secularisation is much advanced, many young people are themselves coming to realise that it is the transcendent order that steers all life along the path of authentic freedom and...
    on May 18, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Sunday Times.au

  2. "There are various disquieting aspects to the hearings that took place and the nature of discussions. Not once was the word reciprocity used in Senate hearings. (Instead) the term unilateral is used consistently," said Singh, who quit as...
    on Apr 27, 2006 By: Natwar Singh Source: Sify

  3. "The joy over Civic Platform's success, expressed by the capitals of countries that have objectively contradictory interests to Poland, is very disquieting," Kaczynski told a news conference.
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Jaroslaw Kaczynski Source: International Herald Tribune

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