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Borrowed from Latin inquietudo.


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, published 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 XII, in Emma: [], volume III, London: [] [Charles Roworth and James Moyes] for John Murray, →OCLC, page 223:
      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], chapter II, in The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck, [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, [], →OCLC, page 39:
      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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Learned borrowing from Latin inquiētūdō.


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

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


inquietude f (plural inquietudes)

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

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