ill at ease
Examples of ill at ease in a Sentence
He seemed ill at ease when we spoke with him.
I'm usually ill at ease when addressing a large crowd of people.
Recent Examples of ill at ease from the Web
Who told you you had a right never to be made ill at ease?
Memoir often proves the salvation of people who feel ill at ease in their bodies.
Compared with the bachelor, Mr. Barthelat, who was wearing a white oxford shirt and gray V-neck sweater, was noticeably ill at ease in front of the camera.
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First Known Use of ill at ease
ill at ease Synonyms
Synonymsaflutter, antsy, anxious, atwitter, dithery, edgy, goosey, het up, hinky [slang], hung up, nervous, insecure, jittery, jumpy, nervy, perturbed, queasy (also queazy), tense, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, uptight, worried
Antonymscalm, collected, cool, easy, happy-go-lucky, nerveless, relaxed
Related Wordsaggrieved, bothered, concerned, disquieted, distraught, distressed, disturbed, freaked, freaked-out, shook-up; apprehensive, foreboding, hesitant, misgiving; fretful, fretting, stewing, vexed; qualmish, qualmy; flustered, twittered, undone, unnerved, unstrung; obsessed, preoccupied, restless; fidgety, flighty, fluttery, high-strung, hypertense, skittish, spooky
Near Antonymsconfident, self-assured, self-confident, sure; controlled, self-controlled
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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