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.
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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