disquietude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disquietude feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disquietude An uneasy or disturbed state of mind; a feeling of slight alarm or apprehension; perturbation.
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Quotations

  • Oliver Goldsmith
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    “Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.”

Usage

In literature:

I might have fallen without a struggle for my life, had not a sudden disquietude seized upon me and made me turn my head.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
As she seated herself, a look of deep disquietude increased her paleness.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
With such a neighbour at their doors no wonder they had been living in a state of disquietude and terror.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Our only disquietude is on your account, Alonzo.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
The unsettled feeling of the middle classes in 1815 was a legitimate and patriotic disquietude.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by Fran├žois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Now they are regarded with much disquietude.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
The information which he was able to give was such as to cause the Chief and Grom the most profound disquietude.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
In spite of her tiredness and her disquietude, it seemed to Lady Nottingham that she had never seen her look so beautiful.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
He bore the thrust without the least sign of disquietude.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Late tonight profound disquietude at court.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
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