Definition of unquiet in English:

unquiet

Pronunciation /ˌənˈkwīət/ /ˌənˈkwaɪət/

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adjective

  • 1Not inclined to be quiet or inactive; restless.

    ‘she prowled at night like an unquiet spirit’
    • ‘The sea itself seemed to resist clarity as much as complete stillness, as though its heart were restless, unquiet, pitted by its very nature against all that was unchanging.’
    • ‘Are unquiet spirits returning from the grave to haunt the living, screwing up your picnic plans?’
    • ‘So, our community honors our blessed ancestors; those people summon up the evil spirits of the unquiet dead.’
    • ‘Perhaps by now the Locum had exercised all my unquiet spirits, I thought.’
    • ‘It prophesies death to those who meddle with the spirits of the unquiet.’
    • ‘These are in fact unquiet borderlands and are witness to cross-border insurgency, gun-running, narcotics and AIDS, smuggling, money laundering, trafficking in women and illicit immigration.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Naomi Campbell had a quiet, intimate night at her estate in Kenya - are there unquiet nights in Kenya?’
    • ‘Less surprisingly, he says, ‘I was built with a love of the night and the unquiet coffin’, a hangover of his boyhood love of horror comics and movies.’
    • ‘One thing, however, is certain: Witney, a quiet Oxfordshire town that has passed through many unquiet times, will continue to thrive for a long time to come.’
    • ‘Bring 'em back, say I, back from their unquiet graves.’
    • ‘It ushered in an unquiet century of warfare, the bloodiest since the thirty years war which had destroyed central Europe three centuries earlier.’
    • ‘Cyrus is after another unquiet soul to add to what looks like a spectral petting zoo in the basement of his state - of-the-art glass mansion.’
    • ‘And then one night in New Orleans, he wanders, musing and unquiet, into Storeyville and hears Jazz.’
    • ‘You come from unquiet country into rooms the marshes empty to at low tide. Region of seed kind.’
    • ‘These are unquiet presences, artefacts that assume the nature of living things.’
    • ‘Unlike Mouseman and Swordsman I don't think that Mandleson will rise from his unquiet grave just yet.’
    • ‘For a Tony Blair tormented by the unquiet ghosts of the conflict, this threatens to be a war without end.’
    • ‘The quiet precinct of the church - yard becomes an unquiet sea of death in which the sleep of the rude Forefathers, forever laid ‘each in his narrow cell,’ seems vexed by a restlessness that will severely tax the poet's resources.’
    • ‘The darkening sky cast the dead stone landscape into nightmare shadows like an unquiet cemetery.’
    1. 1.1Uneasy; anxious.
      ‘her unquiet desperation’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Missives from Fox's unquiet mind, as she struggles to meet the intelligentsia's high standards for motherhood.’
      • ‘It is hard to avoid the conclusion that Harris' theoretical commitments are designed to explain away a feminine side that perhaps even today troubles an unquiet virility.’
      • ‘Portofino, or Port of Dolphins as it was called by Pliny, has attracted tourists since long before de Maupassant sailed into its cupped harbour to ‘find peace for his unquiet spirit’.’
      • ‘It's also fair to say that I would nonetheless like a companion to share it with, and that in my more unquiet moments I get annoyed with myself for what seems like a superfluous desire; after all, I don't need a partner to make me happy.’
      • ‘Journals are deeper wells whose waters feed the unquiet foreboding of our souls.’
      worried, concerned, apprehensive, fearful, uneasy, ill at ease, perturbed, troubled, disquieted, bothered, disturbed, distressed, fretful, fretting, agitated, in a state of agitation, nervous, in a state of nerves, edgy, on edge, tense, overwrought, worked up, keyed up, strung out, jumpy, afraid, worried sick, with one's stomach in knots, with one's heart in one's mouth, on pins and needles, stressed, under stress, in suspense, flurried