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unrest (n.)

mid-14c., from un- (1) "not" + rest (n.). Similar formation in West Frisian onrest, Middle Low German unreste, German unrast, Middle Dutch onruste.

updated on April 07, 2014

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Definitions of unrest from WordNet

unrest (n.)
a state of agitation or turbulent change or development;
social unrest
Synonyms: agitation / ferment / fermentation / tempestuousness
unrest (n.)
a feeling of restless agitation;
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