From un- + quiet.
unquiet (comparative unquieter, superlative unquietest)
- Uneasy and restless; unable to settle.
- an unquiet mind
- 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)
- (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?)