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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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.
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.
All hearts beat with disquietude, save only the heart of Michel Ardan.
The silence in the room was ominous; so, also, was the strange look of disquietude in the two men's faces.
This the doctor violently opposed; in which, I believe, the whole college would agree with him: but Mr Blifil said, he had received such positive and repeated orders from his uncle, never to keep any secret from him for fear of the disquietude which it might give him, that he durst not think of disobedience, whatever might be the consequence.
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.
Hargrave and Grimsby; but I saw him dart towards his lady and his host a quick, impatient glance, expressive of intense disquietude, at which Grimsby smiled.
Lady Carey, glancing towards him at that moment, was surprised at certain signs of disquietude in his face which startled her.
BOUNDERBY'S first disquietude on hearing of his happiness, was occasioned by the necessity of imparting it to Mrs.
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.
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 might have fallen without a struggle for my life had not a sudden disquietude seized upon me and made me turn my head.