disquiet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disquiet disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"
    • n disquiet the trait of seeming ill at ease
    • n disquiet a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Disquiet Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.
    • v. t Disquiet To render unquiet; to deprive of peace, rest, or tranquility; to make uneasy or restless; to disturb. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me?""As quiet as these disquieted times will permit."
    • n Disquiet Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disquiet Unquiet; restless; uneasy.
    • n disquiet Want of quiet, rest, or peace; an uneasy or unsettled state of feeling, as in a person or a community; restlessness; unrest.
    • n disquiet A disquieting occurrence or condition; a disturbance; an alarm, or a state of alarm.
    • disquiet To deprive of peace, rest, or tranquillity; make uneasy or restless; harass; disturb; vex.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Disquiet dis-kwī′et (obs.) unquiet, uneasy, restless
    • n Disquiet want of quiet: uneasiness, restlessness: anxiety
    • v.t Disquiet to render unquiet: to make uneasy: to disturb
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Quotations

  • Brother Lawrence
    Brother Lawrence
    “We must do our business faithfully, without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to God mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from him.”

Usage

In literature:

Or was his disquiet a gauge of his moral accountability?
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
There was something acutely disquieting in the backward folding of his ears, the quiver of his sinews, the reluctant manner of his stepping.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Still, the popularity of the card was very disquieting.
"Hearts and Masks" by Harold MacGrath
The long-desired hour found her disquieted.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
But this is deeper, different, disquieting.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
Would it not molest and disquiet you to observe in her a passion for another?
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
At last came the answer, the expected assent; but it was couched in words which surprised and vaguely disquieted him.
"The Uttermost Farthing" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Indeed, certain disquieting calculations were running through his brain, and he yielded forthwith to their insistence.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
Then presented itself a horrible disquiet on his distorted features.
"Strife and Peace" by Fredrika Bremer
Freddie's news had disquieted him.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
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In poetry:

'What strange disquiets have stirred you, dear,
This dragging night, with starts in fear
Of me, as it were,
Or of something evil hovering near?'
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
Though awful tempests thunder overhead,
I deem that God is not disquieted,--
The faith that trembles somewhat yet is sure
Through storm and darkness of a way secure.
"The Legend Glorified" by James Whitcomb Riley
Bleak winters, when the naked spirit hears
The break of hearts, through stinging sleet of tears,
I deem that God is not disquieted;
Against all stresses am I clothed and fed.
"The Legend Glorified" by James Whitcomb Riley
Why, then, be sad? why thus, my heart,
Disquieted within?
Great is the mercy that thou art
Unscared by care and sin;
That Time to thee has small alloy,
And Memory's thoughts are thoughts of joy.
"Low Spirits" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
For lovers of all folk that be alive,
The most disquiet have and least do thrive;
Most feeling have of sorrow woe and care,
And the least welfare cometh to their share;
What need is there against the truth to strive?
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth
But upon your fair, fair forehead, no regrets nor griefs are dwelling,
Neither sorrow nor disquiet do the peaceful features know;
Nor that look, whose wistful beauty seemed their sad hearts to be telling,
"Daylight breaketh, let me go!"
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

The premise isn't novel, but the movie, which was featured in the 2008 New York Film Festival, gives teenage sex and death a disquieting high art sheen.
Something is disquietingly wrong with David Esbjornson's production of Maria Irene Fornes's Mud.
It doesn't perturb me much because I'm used to being disquieted by Fornes's works.
Reports of malfunctioning electronic voting machines are disquieting, but they needn't disrupt the election.
Disquiet over congressional map leads to call for reform.
D eath always comes too soon for those we know and love, but the abrupt news of the death of Pope John Paul was disquieting in a special way.
But here is another disquieting truth: Even the terms "radicalization" and " radical Islam" get things exactly backwards.
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Alfred Mac Adam Pantheon, 278 pp.
A weekend stripped of three games because of Hurricane Irene produced disquieting losses for Chivas USA and Houston and Sporting Kansas City, and spectacular wins for Seattle and FC Dallas in the wake of Concacaf Champions League victories.
The darkness becomes disquietingly so, and I quicken my footsteps to catch up in the dimly lit narrow passageway.
Disquieting Bedtime Stories with Mary-Louise Parker: Gay Talese's " Frank Sinatra Has a Cold".
I've had plenty of kind words before for The Caribbean and More Humans, two partially-based-in-D. Bands that make lyrical, disquieting story pop.
A second draw in the space of four days at Hampden was a cause for disquiet, particularly since the performance was drab.
Fortunately, it's not quite as bad as YouTube comments, but there's something disquieting about seeing 10 e- mails in a thread you're just coming around to.
Gigamesh, Disquiet Night, Accidental Bear, Tormenta Tropical, more nightlife.
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In science:

However, the ADS approach reduces to the DDS for finite E , a fact which is hard to be fitted to MC data, and both contain disquieting features .
Lennard--Jones and Lattice Models of Driven Fluids
This estimate is particularly disquieting in the context of our previous suggestion that our best models require a hot halo of density ∼ 10−5 cm−3 in order to correct the LA kinematics, etc.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
The EPR paper grew out of decades of disquiet Einstein felt about quantum theory, exacerbated by the rise of the Copenhagen interpretation as the orthodox one .
Quantum discord is Bohr's notion of non-mechanical disturbance introduced in his answer to EPR
Nevertheless, there is growing disquiet over not seeing directions for the answers to the questions about matter, energy, space, and time that were listed in my introduction.
FPCP 2012 Summary Talk on Experiments
Experimenters should not be dissuaded from this pursuit by the somewhat disquieting over-consistency of many results; surprise often lurks just beyond the horizon.
Experimental Summary on Hadronic Decays: A TAU98 Review
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