Adjective "unrest" definition and examples

(Unrest may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌnˈrɛst/

Definitions and examples

noun

A state of dissatisfaction, disturbance, and agitation, typically involving public demonstrations or disorder.
  1. 'There was a marked increase in industrial unrest and in working days lost by strikes.'
  2. 'Correspondents say it was the worst day of public unrest in Lebanon for a decade.'
  3. 'Last week's riot and the fear of further unrest has caused shopkeepers to shield their windows.'
  4. 'Industrial unrest over pay has hit Germany just as the finance ministers gather in Brussels.'
  5. 'This constitution was not well accepted and was followed by a period of civil unrest and student riots.'
  6. 'The play takes place amid growing civil unrest, initially taking the form of peace protests against an unjustified war.'
  7. 'However, worsening civil unrest in the troubled African nation saw her returning home after two months.'
  8. 'The resulting policy of economic austerity caused unrest and demonstrations.'
  9. 'Given the fractured power structure in Indonesia, there is a real danger of civil unrest and anarchy.'
  10. 'The recent tribal unrest in Kerala is not just the result of alienation from traditional land.'
  11. 'the frenzy and unrest of her own life'
  12. 'His unrest was palpable, overriding the lucrative offers to produce more nostalgia in favor of following this higher calling.'
  13. 'It does not point to the type of fear that gives unrest, confusion, anxiety and no sense of peace.'

More definitions

1. lack of rest; a restless, troubled, or uneasy state; disquiet: the unrest within himself.

2. disturbance or turmoil; agitation: political unrest.

More examples(as adjective)

"spreads can be unrest."

"fears can be unrest."

"problems can be unrest."

"mounts can be unrest."

"climaxings can be unrest."

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