inquietude

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin inquietudo.

Noun[edit]

inquietude (countable and uncountable, plural inquietudes)

  1. A condition of being restless, uneasy or nervous.
    • 1796, Mary Hays, Marilyn L. Brooks ed., Memoirs of Emma Courtney (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 1708336:
      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[1], 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 []

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin inquiētūdō.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ĩ.ki.eˈtu.d͡ʒi/ [ĩ.kɪ.eˈtu.d͡ʒi], (faster pronunciation) /ĩ.kjeˈtu.d͡ʒi/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ĩ.ki.eˈtu.de/ [ĩ.kɪ.eˈtu.de], (faster pronunciation) /ĩ.kjeˈtu.de/

  • Rhymes: (Brazil) -ud͡ʒi, (Portugal) -udɨ
  • Hyphenation: in‧qui‧e‧tu‧de

Noun[edit]

inquietude f (plural inquietudes)

  1. restlessness; inquietude (state or condition of being restless)
    Synonym: inquietação

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