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From un- +‎ quiet.



unquiet (comparative unquieter, superlative unquietest)

  1. Uneasy and restless; unable to settle.
    an unquiet mind
  2. Causing unease or restlessness.
    an unquiet night
    • 1925, F[rancis] Scott Fitzgerald, chapter I, in The Great Gatsby, New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, OCLC 884653065; republished New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953, →ISBN:
      Involuntarily I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness.


unquiet (third-person singular simple present unquiets, present participle unquieting, simple past and past participle unquieted)

  1. (now rare) To disturb, disquiet.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts XIV:
      Butt the unbelevinge iewes, steryd uppe and unquyeted the myndes off the gentyles agaynste the brethren.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ld. Herbert to this entry?)