unrest noun

ADJ. great, serious | violent | widespread There was widespread industrial unrest in the north. | popular | growing, mounting | fresh, further, renewed The murder of a boy by police sparked renewed unrest in the occupied zone. | agrarian, civil, ethnic, industrial, labour, political, rural, social | peasant, student

QUANT. period, wave The increase in fees sparked a new wave of student unrest.

VERB + UNREST cause, spark (off), stir up | crush, deal with, put down, quell The government's attempts to crush serious popular unrest led to civil war.

PREP. during (the) ~ Many shops were looted during the unrest. | ~ over growing unrest over pay levels