unrest


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un·rest

 (ŭn-rĕst′, ŭn′rĕst′)
n.
1. An uneasy or troubled condition; unease or discontent: voter unrest over the scandal.
2. A condition of social disturbance, often involving demonstrations or rioting: "Superiors gave their officers carteblanche to quash unrest with indiscriminate force" (Neil Bascomb).

unrest

(ʌnˈrɛst)
n
1. a troubled or rebellious state of discontent
2. an uneasy or troubled state

un•rest

(ʌnˈrɛst)

n.
1. lack of rest; uneasiness.
2. disturbance or turmoil; agitation: political unrest.
[1300–50]
un•rest′ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unrest - a state of agitation or turbulent change or developmentunrest - a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"
Sturm und Drang, upheaval, turbulence - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
2.unrest - a feeling of restless agitationunrest - a feeling of restless agitation  
agitation - the feeling of being agitated; not calm

unrest

noun discontent, rebellion, dissatisfaction, protest, turmoil, upheaval, strife, agitation, discord, disaffection, sedition, tumult, dissension The real danger is civil unrest in the east of the country.
discontent rest, peace, calm, tranquillity, contentment, stillness

unrest

noun
2. A state of uneasiness and usually resentment brewing to an eventual explosion:
Translations
قَلَق، إضْطِراب
nepokoj
uro
órói, ólga
nemieri
huzursuzlukrahatsızlık

unrest

[ʌnˈrest] N
1. (Pol) → malestar m; (= riots) → disturbios mpl
the unrest in the Congolos disturbios del Congo
2. (= unease) → malestar m, inquietud f

unrest

[ˌʌnˈrɛst] n
(social, civil strife)troubles mpl
(= dissatisfaction) → mécontentement m
unrest about sth → mécontentement à propos de qch, mécontentement au sujet de qch

unrest

nUnruhen pl; (= discontent)Unzufriedenheit f; there was unrest among the workersdie Arbeiter waren unzufrieden

unrest

[ʌnˈrɛst] n (disturbances) → agitazioni fpl

unrest

(anˈrest) noun
a state of trouble or discontent, especially among a group of people. political unrest.

unrest

n. desasosiego, inquietud; intranquilidad.
References in classic literature ?
Nor was the Doctor happier in his selection, when he told the old, ever new and curious story of the waning of a woman's love, seeking strange, new channels, only to return to its legitimate source after days of fierce unrest.
Mingled in his countenance with a dreamy delight, there was a troubled look of effort and unrest.
Flora was so markedly feverish that an illness was perhaps at hand; she had passed a night of extreme unrest, a night agitated above all by fears that had for their subject not in the least her former, but wholly her present, governess.
A new sense was born in Rebecca as she hung over her mother's bed of pain and unrest,--a sense that comes only of ministering, a sense that grows only when the strong bend toward the weak.
In the evening twilight, and later whenever the night was not dark, Silas looked out on that narrow prospect round the Stone-pits, listening and gazing, not with hope, but with mere yearning and unrest.
No one can appreciate the peace, the holy satisfaction of monogamy till he has passed through the wasting distractions, the unrest of polygamy.
Soon as the force of that fallacious Fruit, That with exhilerating vapour bland About thir spirits had plaid, and inmost powers Made erre, was now exhal'd, and grosser sleep Bred of unkindly fumes, with conscious dreams Encumberd, now had left them, up they rose As from unrest, and each the other viewing, Soon found thir Eyes how op'nd, and thir minds How dark'nd; innocence, that as a veile Had shadow'd them from knowing ill, was gon, Just confidence, and native righteousness, And honour from about them, naked left To guiltie shame hee cover'd, but his Robe Uncover'd more.
To which Don Quixote replied, "The pursuit of my calling does not allow or permit me to go in any other fashion; easy life, enjoyment, and repose were invented for soft courtiers, but toil, unrest, and arms were invented and made for those alone whom the world calls knights-errant, of whom I, though unworthy, am the least of all.
CRITO: I should not have liked myself, Socrates, to be in such great trouble and unrest as you are--indeed I should not: I have been watching with amazement your peaceful slumbers; and for that reason I did not awake you, because I wished to minimize the pain.
I began too, to think that my imaginings were of the night, and the gloom, and the unrest that I have gone through, and all the terrible anxiety.
In short, the house in Saville Row, which must have been a very temple of disorder and unrest under the illustrious but dissipated Sheridan, was cosiness, comfort, and method idealised.
It is for this reason that a quietism is to be found in Chinese poetry ill appealing to the unrest of our day, and as dissimilar to our ideals of existence as the life of the planets is to that of the dark bodies whirling aimlessly through space.