What does unrest mean?

Definitions for unrestʌnˈrɛst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unrest.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitation, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest(noun)

    a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

    "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"

  2. unrest(noun)

    a feeling of restless agitation


  1. unrest(Noun)

    A state of trouble, confusion and turbulence, especially in a political context; a time of riots, demonstrations and protests.

  2. Origin: From un- + rest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unrest(noun)

    want of rest or repose; unquietness; sleeplessness; uneasiness; disquietude


  1. Unrest

    Unrest is a sociological phenomenon, for instance: ⁕Industrial unrest ⁕Labor unrest ⁕Rebellion ⁕Riot ⁕Civil unrest

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unrest

    un-rest′, n. want of rest: disquiet of mind or body.—adj. Unrest′ful.—n. Unrest′fulness.—adj. Unrest′ing, not resting.—adv. Unrest′ingly.—n. Unrest′ingness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unrest in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unrest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Margaret Cone:

    For example, it is almost impossible to secure film insurance in Egypt because of the ongoing unrest.

  2. Joseph Schumpeter:

    Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.

  3. Henry Van Dyke:

    Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.

  4. John Miller:

    In the Suez Canal what we've seen consistently despite unrest that has occurred in Egypt ... (is) a Suez canal that is secure and properly administered.

  5. Jonathan Weltman:

    There's no denying there's poverty, there's Ebola in western South Africa, there's religious unrest, there are a lot of trials and tribulations facing our continent and they do need to be dealt with.

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