Definition of 'unrest'
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Limit that growth and you have civil unrest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The recent political unrest in the country has also caused alarm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The political unrest of our spring visit is fading into distant memory. The Sun (2010)They are also at the heart of huge labour unrest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Government action against the terror group has been stalled by civil unrest in the country. The Sun (2011) Political unrest is also a problem in a number of countries. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The labour unrest has spread to other miners in the country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Signs that the labour unrest is spreading further is likely to fuel more price increases. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But this did not stop the government from blaming him and his fellow reformers for the industrial unrest. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)This is the first major sign of unrest on the shopfloor over the government's emergency measures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They don't like the idea of industrial unrest. The Sun (2013)The Bill is being tabled at a time of heightened industrial unrest and soaring wage inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The men were found guilty of killing two policemen during the country 's recent unrest. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He caused scandal by dining alone with an African-American and political unrest by challenging business monopolies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Nobody does industrial unrest quite like the French. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Little wonder there is unrest in the country, with such double standards in public life. The Sun (2009)And as the dole queues lengthen, labour unrest is growing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)More recently, there were at least wars and civil unrest and lawlessness to keep up your interest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As the jobless total rises, beware of political unrest that makes the government look out of control. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Pakistani government has been accused of moving too slowly in the crisis and could face unrest as anger rises. Times, Sunday Times (2010)With Brazil in the throes of civil unrest, the message is timely. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Civil unrest could follow. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Both were convicted last June of involvement in the deaths of over 900 people during the unrest that brought down the regime. Times, Sunday Times (2013)THERE is growing unrest in the Labour Party. The Sun (2014)A total of 26 officers injured during unrest and 42 people arrested. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'unrest'
British English: unrest NOUN
If there is unrest in a particular place, people are expressing anger and dissatisfaction about something.
The real danger is civil unrest in the east of the country.
Definition of unrest from the Collins English Dictionary
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