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uneasy

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adjective un·easy \-ˈē-zē\

Simple Definition of uneasy

  • : worried or unhappy about something

  • : likely to change or end : not secure or settled

  • : awkward and uncomfortable : not relaxed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of uneasy

  1. 1 :  causing physical or mental discomfort <uneasy news of captures and killings — Marjory S. Douglas>

  2. 2 :  not easy :  difficult

  3. 3 :  marked by lack of ease :  awkward, embarrassed <gave an uneasy laugh>

  4. 4 :  apprehensive, worried <uneasy about the weather>

  5. 5 :  restless, unquiet <an uneasy night>

  6. 6 :  precarious, unstable <an uneasy truce>

uneasiness

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Examples of uneasy in a sentence

  1. Rain made the crew uneasy.

  2. He has an uneasy relationship with his father.

  3. We spent an uneasy night waiting for news.



14th Century

First Known Use of uneasy

14th century


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uneasy

adverb un·easy

Definition of uneasy



1596

First Known Use of uneasy

1596



UNEASY Defined for Kids

uneasy

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adjective un·easy \ˌən-ˈē-zē\

Definition of uneasy for Students

uneasier

uneasiest

  1. 1 :  not comfortable in manner :  awkward <Their staring made me uneasy.>

  2. 2 :  showing or filled with worry :  apprehensive <He was uneasy before the test.>

uneasily

\-zə-lē\ adverb

uneasiness

\-zē-nəs\ noun




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