- Hyphenation: dis‧quiet‧ing
disquieting (comparative more disquieting, superlative most disquieting)
- Causing mental trouble or anguish; upsetting; making uneasy.
- 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, →OCLC:
- It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
- 1985 May 29, W. Kisiero (Assistant Minister for Commerce and Industry), “The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill (The Attorney-General on 23rd May, 1985) (Resumption of Debate Interrupted on 28th May, 1985)”, in The Republic of Kenya: The National Assembly Official Report [...] Third Session: Tuesday, 19th March, 1985 to Thursday, 6th June, 1985, volume LXV, [Nairobi?]: National Assembly of Kenya, →OCLC, column 1561:
- Sir, it is very disquieting to read from time to time that some of our citizens, who should be promoting the welfare of this country in their hearts and in practice, are taking the currency out of this country illegally. It is equally disquieting to hear that some of our citizens may export some of the goods from this country, undervalue those goods and when they import some goods from abroad, they are over-valued with the object of keeping part of that money outside this country.
Causing mental trouble
disquieting (plural disquietings)
- The act by which someone or something is disquieted.
- 1640, Edward Reynolds, A treatise of the passions and faculties of the soule of man:
- Thus we see the intuition of divine truth in minds of defiled affections, worketh not that sweet effect which is natural unto it to produce; but doubtings, terrors, and disquietings of conscience […]
act which disquiets