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un·qui·et

 (ŭn-kwī′ĭt)
adj. un·qui·et·er, un·qui·et·est
1. Emotionally or mentally restless or uneasy.
2. Characterized by unrest or disorder; turbulent.

un·qui′et·ly adv.
un·qui′et·ness n.

unquiet

(ʌnˈkwaɪət)
adj
1. characterized by disorder, unrest, or tumult: unquiet times.
2. anxious; uneasy
n
a state of unrest
unˈquietly adv
unˈquietness n

un•qui•et

(ʌnˈkwaɪ ɪt)

adj.
1. agitated; restless; disordered; turbulent: unquiet times.
2. unsettled, as in one's thoughts or feelings; vexed or perturbed; uneasy.
n.
3. a state of agitation, turbulence, disturbance, etc.
[1515–25]
un•qui′et•ly, adv.
un•qui′et•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unquiet - characterized by unrest or disorderunquiet - characterized by unrest or disorder; "unquiet days of riots"; "following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation"; "spent an unquiet night tossing and turning"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
uneasy - lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance; "farmers were uneasy until rain finally came"; "uneasy about his health"; "gave an uneasy laugh"; "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown"; "an uneasy coalition government"; "an uneasy calm"; "an uneasy silence fell on the group"
wild - marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties"
quiet - characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity; "a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
2.unquiet - causing or fraught with or showing anxietyunquiet - causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an unquiet mind"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"

unquiet

adjective
Affording no quiet, repose, or rest:
Translations

unquiet

[ˈʌnˈkwaɪət] ADJinquieto

unquiet

adj (liter)unruhig; (= restless)ruhelos
References in classic literature ?
Here was an empty stomach feeding on an unquiet mind
But in the cautious comprehensiveness and unloitering vigilance with which Ahab threw his brooding soul into this unfaltering hunt, he would not permit himself to rest all his hopes upon the one crowning fact above mentioned, however flattering it might be to those hopes; nor in the sleeplessness of his vow could he so tranquillize his unquiet heart as to postpone all intervening quest.
Wilcox, that unquiet yet kindly ghost, must be left to her own wrong.
Year after year, so much allowance for the drifting of the boat, so many miles an hour the flowing of the stream, here the rushes, there the lilies, nothing uncertain or unquiet, upon this road that steadily runs away; while you, upon your flowing road of time, are so capricious and distracted.
After all, let a man take what pains he may to hush it down, a human soul is an awful ghostly, unquiet possession, for a bad man to have.
In the evening, when they were all three together, Marianne began voluntarily to speak of him again;-- but that it was not without an effort, the restless, unquiet thoughtfulness in which she had been for some time previously sitting--her rising colour, as she spoke,-- and her unsteady voice, plainly shewed.
The roll of the drum at that unquiet crisis seemed to go through the streets, less as the martial music of the soldiers, than as a muster-call to the inhabitants themselves.
Flickering, unquiet lights, are sometimes pleasing - to children and idiots always so - but in the embellishment of a room they should be scrupulously avoided.
But although they were such unquiet years they were also years of growth, and at the end of that time there blossomed forth one of the fairest seasons of our literature.
I was often tempted, when all was at peace around me, and I the only unquiet thing that wandered restless in a scene so beautiful and heavenly--if I except some bat, or the frogs, whose harsh and interrupted croaking was heard only when I approached the shore--often, I say, I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake, that the waters might close over me and my calamities forever.
The youth--for he had scarcely attained the years of manhood--lay, with his head upon his arm, in the embrace of an unquiet sleep, which a thrill of pain from his wounds seemed each moment on the point of breaking.
Up in the garret, where Jo's unquiet wanderings ended stood four little wooden chests in a row, each marked with its owners name, and each filled with relics of the childhood and girlhood ended now for all.