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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 ?
of unquietness, but prevented him even from seeing the expression of the face on which his own eyes were fixed--from seeing Sir Thomas's dark brow contract as he looked with inquiring earnestness at his daughters and Edmund, dwelling particularly on the latter, and speaking a language, a remonstrance, a reproof, which he felt at his heart.
Willis's quote dating back to 17th century is as follows: "whilst they would indulge in sleep, in their beds, immediately follow leapings of the tendons, in their arms and legs, with cramps, and such unquietness and flying about of their members, that the sick can no more sleep than those on the rack" [1].
(22) Susan Amussen, '"Being Stirred to Much Unquietness': Violence and Domestic Violence in Early Modern England," journal of Women's History, 6.2 (1994), p.