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. Kodwo Amissah Benyi:

    I fear it may spread because I don't know what may spark unrest.

  2. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    When suspicion and hostility is allowed to fester it can erupt into unrest.

  3. Mehmet Ali Sahin:

    There has been a lot of speculation but there is no unrest within our party.

  4. Hun Sen:

    Politicians should not use this to instigate things that would lead the country into unrest.

  5. The St. Louis Police Department:

    What our officers encountered during those first 17 days of unrest has forever changed policing.

Images & Illustrations of unrest

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