See also: inquiétude
Borrowed from Latin inquietudo.
inquietude (countable and uncountable, plural inquietudes)
- A condition of being restless, uneasy or nervous.
- 1796, Mary Hays; Marilyn L. Brooks ed., Memoirs of Emma Courtney, published 1999, page 121:
- Yet, I confess, my frankness has involved me in many after thoughts and inquietudes; inquietudes, which all my reasoning is, at times, insufficient to allay.
- 1815 December (indicated as 1816), [Jane Austen], chapter 12, in Emma: […], volume III, London: […] [Charles Roworth and James Moyes] for John Murray, →OCLC:
- The consciousness of having done amiss, had exposed her to a thousand inquietudes, and made her captious and irritable to a degree that must have been—that had been—hard for him to bear.
- 1830, Mary Shelley, The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck, volume I:
- Even as he spoke, steps were heard near the apartment; and while the eyes of both were turned with inquietude on the expected intruder, Lord Lovel entered […]
the condition of being restless, uneasy or nervous
Learned borrowing from Latin inquiētūdō.
inquietude f (plural inquietudes)
- restlessness; inquietude (state or condition of being restless)
- Synonym: inquietação