Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A state of uneasiness or anxiety.‘such passages reflect a sense of disquietude, of alienation even’
unease, uneasiness, worry, anxiety, anxiousness, distress, concernView synonyms
- ‘Rather, he expressed his moral disquietude about a long-ago decision that traded on class status.’
- ‘The feminist disquietude was not alleviated by the new rabbi's first pre-Yom Kippur sermon.’
- ‘Still, at the heart of this mania for things American, perhaps more unconscious than conscious, is a deep disquietude.’
- ‘Even worse, the disquietude grows when we learn of the unavoidability of certain occurrences, such as our Earth becoming engulfed by a dying sun, or a massive comet colliding head-on with catastrophic consequences.’
- ‘Her father's visit to the US stirs up the unwanted memories and brings disquietude.’
- ‘As the evening comes on, an incomprehensible feeling of disquietude seizes me, just as if night concealed some terrible menace toward me.’
- ‘It seems openly talking about sexuality, especially women's sexuality, creates disquietude among the masses.’
- ‘‘Oh, God,’ Tash said, unable to hide her disquietude.’
- ‘Opening his eyes halfway, Raeyn laboriously pulled up an electronic mail window on his computer and dictated a message to Antony, providing an outlet for his disquietude and tension.’
- ‘This many people liking something completely secular creates disquietude among the pew-cramming masses.’
- ‘He notes, with some disquietude, the decline in publication of case studies of smaller communities, where most nineteenth-century Americans lived and worked.’
- ‘I ask again, trying to laugh off the disquietude the question has created.’
- ‘I also remember as an elementary school student in the late 1970s that an assignment from my teacher caused me great disquietude and anxiety.’
- ‘Given the disquietude, substance abuse is an easy lure, as is the pressure for early sexual activity.’
- ‘The persistent experience of disquietude in the book returns us to Said's appeal for ‘unending disclosure, discovery, self-criticism, and liberation’ as the basis of a critical humanism - and art.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.