What is unrest?

  • (noun): A state of agitation or turbulent change or development.
    Example: "Social unrest"
    Synonyms: agitation, ferment, fermentation
    See also — Additional definitions below


Unrest (also called disaffection) is a sociological phenomenon, for instance:

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Some articles on unrest:

Blessed Unrest
... Blessed Unrest How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming is a 2007 New York Times bestseller by Paul Hawken ... A New York Times reviewer states that Blessed Unrest is "about a movement that no one has noticed, not even the people involved" ...
Unrest - Other Uses
... Unrest (band), an indie rock band Unrest (film), a 2006 film. ...
British West Indian Labour Unrest Of 1934–1939
... The British West Indian labour unrest of 1934–1939 encompassed a series of disturbances, strikes and riots in the United Kingdom's Caribbean colonies ... The unrest served to highlight inequalities of wealth, led the British government to attempt a solution to the problem, and in some cases spurred the development of indigenous ...
History Of Nairobi - Unrest
... Although Thuku was exiled to a remote desert oasis, this was only the beginning of unrest that continued with escalating severity ...

More definitions of "unrest":

  • (noun): A feeling of restless agitation.

Famous quotes containing the word unrest:

    ... the modern drama, operating through the double channel of dramatist and interpreter, affecting as it does both mind and heart, is the strongest force in developing social discontent, swelling the powerful tide of unrest that sweeps onward and over the dam of ignorance, prejudice, and superstition.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)