(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. restlessness, disquiet, uneasiness; agitation, insurgence, rebellion. See changeableness, agitation.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Lack of mental calm]
Syn. malaise, distress, discomfort, perturbation, agitation, worry, sorrow, anxiety, grief, trouble, annoyance, tension, ennui, disquiet, soul-searching, irritation, harassment, upset, vexation, chagrin, mortification, perplexity, unease, disease, moodiness, disturbance, bother, dither*, tizzy*.
2. [Social or political restlessness]
Syn. disquiet, agitation, turmoil, strife, disturbance, turbulence, tumult, uproar, debate, discontent, discontentment, rebellion, uprising, contention, bickering, change, altercation, crisis, confusion, disputation, contest, controversy, quarrel, sparring, uncertainty, insurrection, suspicion, dissatisfaction.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
restlessness, agitation, disturbance, discontentment, trouble, uneasiness, disquiet, turbulence, rebellion, protest, upset.
ANT.: peace, tranquility, serenity
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An uneasy or nervous state: disquiet, disquietude, inquietude, restiveness, restlessness, unease, uneasiness. See CALM. 2. A state of uneasiness and usually resentment brewing to an eventual explosion: ferment, Sturm und Drang, turmoil. See CALM, PEACE.

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