disquietude


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dis·qui·e·tude

 (dĭs-kwī′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
Worried unease; anxiety: a state of brooding disquietude about a colleague's success.

disquietude

(dɪsˈkwaɪɪˌtjuːd)
n
a feeling or state of anxiety or uneasiness

dis•qui•e•tude

(dɪsˈkwaɪ ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
the state of disquiet; uneasiness.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disquietude - feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritabledisquietude - feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
willies - feelings of uneasiness; "that guy gave me the willies"

disquietude

noun
1. A troubled or anxious state of mind:
2. An uneasy or nervous state:
Translations

disquietude

[dɪsˈkwaɪɪtjuːd] N (frm) → inquietud f, intranquilidad f
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March glanced at Jo as she spoke, but the face opposite seemed quite unconscious of any secret disquietude but Beth's, and after sewing thoughtfully for a minute, Jo said, "I think she is growing up, and so begins to dream dreams, and have hopes and fears and fidgets, without knowing why or being able to explain them.
In order to free his mind from this indistinctness and duplicity of impression, which vexed it with a strange disquietude, he recalled and more thoroughly defined the plans which Hester and himself had sketched for their departure.
Every time I ascended to the deck from my watches below, I instantly gazed aft to mark if any strange face were visible; for my first vague disquietude touching the unknown captain, now in the seclusion of the sea, became almost a perturbation.
The disquietude of his air, the somewhat apprehensive impatience of his manner, surprised me: but I proceeded.
Edgar's stern rebuke of my carrying tales; and I tried to smooth away all disquietude on the subject, by affirming, with frequent iteration, that that betrayal of trust, if it merited so harsh an appellation, should be the last.
I don't see what harm can come of it," said Sir Charles, braving out some secret disquietude.
I might have fallen without a struggle for my life had not a sudden disquietude seized upon me and made me turn my head.
If those who are inclined to consult their jealousy only, would exercise it in a careful inspection of the several State constitutions, they would find little less room for disquietude and alarm, from the latitude which most of them allow in respect to elections, than from the latitude which is proposed to be allowed to the national government in the same respect.
The disquietude of the people; their repugnance and, perhaps, refusal to co-operate with the officers of the Union; the frowns of the executive magistracy of the State; the embarrassments created by legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions, would oppose, in any State, difficulties not to be despised; would form, in a large State, very serious impediments; and where the sentiments of several adjoining States happened to be in unison, would present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.
The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside the Pharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin.
But every few moments he laid the book upon the table, and leaned back in Grandfather's chair with an aspect of deep care and disquietude.
There was a rumor in Boston, about this period, that a young Portuguese lady of rank, on some occasion of political or domestic disquietude, had fled from her home in Fayal and put herself under the protection of Captain Hunnewell, on board of whose vessel, and at whose residence, she was sheltered until a change of affairs.