inquietude

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Borrowing from Latin inquietudo.

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inquietude (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, Jane Austen, Emma, Volume III, Chapter 12,[1]
      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, Chapter ,[2]
      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]

Borrowing from Latin inquietudo.

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inquietude f (plural inquietudes)

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

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