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unrest

Noun

1 a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest" [syn: agitation, ferment, fermentation]
2 a feeling of restless agitation

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Etymology

From un- + rest.

Pronunciation

Noun

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

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Unrest is a sociological phenomenon, for instance:

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