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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English unreste, equivalent to un- +‎ rest. Cognate with West Frisian ûnrêst (unrest), Dutch onrust (unrest), German Low German Unrüst (unrest). Compare also Saterland Frisian Uunraue (unrest), German Unruhe (unrest), Danish uro (unrest), Swedish oro (unrest), Icelandic órói (unrest). Compare also Old English orrest (battle), Old Norse orrosta, orresta (battle).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈɹɛst/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛst

NounEdit

unrest (usually uncountable, plural unrests)

  1. A state of trouble, confusion and turbulence, especially in a political context; a time of riots, demonstrations and protests.

Derived termsEdit

  • civil unrest

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