[ UK /ʌnkwˈa‍ɪ‍ət/ ]
  1. characterized by unrest or disorder
    unquiet days of riots
    spent an unquiet night tossing and turning
    following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation
  2. 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
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How To Use unquiet In A Sentence

  • And his skills with the unquiet dead are virtually moot in balance with his indifference towards the unquiet living. From the stack: Time and Again vol. 1
  • It is quite simple: the region remains sufficiently unquiet for Nato to commit large ground forces and if Albright's hot spring turns into a torrid summer, then large numbers of them will find themselves in action, some never to return.
  • spent an unquiet night tossing and turning
  • Still, there is always the acting, and McKellen gives superb value as this unquiet Don. The Syndicate – review | Michael Billington
  • an unquiet mind
  • And then one night in New Orleans, he wanders, musing and unquiet, into Storeyville and hears Jazz.
  • Missives from Fox's unquiet mind, as she struggles to meet the intelligentsia's high standards for motherhood.
  • Following the assassination of Martin Luter king ours was an unquiet nation.
  • After then wearying and fatiguing myself with grasping shadows, whilst that most sensible part of me disdain'd to content itself with less than realities, the strong yearnings, the urgent struggles of nature towards the melting relief, and the extreme self-agitations I had used to come at it, had wearied and thrown me into a kind of unquiet sleep: for, if Fanny Hill, Part VI (second letter)
  • He was a poet of the heart, of failure, of doubt, of ‘the unquiet mind, the emptiness within,’ someone who revelled in rodent-like explorations of love.
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