ill at ease

adjective
Updated on: 27 Mar 2018

Examples of ill at ease in a Sentence

  1. He seemed ill at ease when we spoke with him.

  2. I'm usually ill at ease when addressing a large crowd of people.

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First Known Use of ill at ease

14th century

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ILL AT EASE Defined for English Language Learners

ill at ease

Definition of ill at ease for English Language Learners

  • : not comfortable or relaxed : nervous or embarrassed



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