Alarm vs Disquiet - What's the difference?

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Alarm is a synonym of disquiet.

As nouns the difference between alarm and disquiet

is that alarm is alert, alarm while disquiet is want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.

As an adjective disquiet is

deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.

As a verb disquiet is

make (someone) worried or anxious.

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Alternative forms

* alarum


  • A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
  • ''Arming to answer in a night alarm . --Shakespeare.
  • Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
  • ''Sound an alarm in my holy mountain. --Joel ii. 1.
  • A sudden attack; disturbance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • these home alarms
  • * Alexander Pope
  • thy palace fill with insults and alarms
  • Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.
  • ''Alarm and resentment spread throughout the camp. --.
  • A mechanical device for awaking people, or rousing their attention.
  • ''The clockradio is a friendlier version of the cold alarm by the bedside
  • An instance of an alarum ringing or clanging, to give a noise signal at a certain time.
  • ''You should set the alarm on your watch to go off at seven o'clock.

    See also

    * tocsin


    (en verb)
  • To call to arms for defense
  • To give (someone) notice of approaching danger
  • To rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.
  • To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
  • To keep in excitement; to disturb.
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  • Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.
  • The lady exhibited disquiet of mind. In other words, she'd gone a bit mad.


    (en adjective)
  • Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.
  • * 1594 , , IV. i. 154:
  • I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet .

    Derived terms

    * disquieting * disquietude


    (en verb)
  • Make (someone) worried or anxious
  • He felt disquieted at the lack of interest the child had shown.