un·​eas·​i·​ly ˌən-ˈē-zə-lē How to pronounce uneasily (audio)
: in an uneasy manner

Examples of uneasily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For now, Democrats are uneasily negotiating their party’s tricky politics on the issue. Nik Popli, TIME, 2 May 2024 But the unit’s work sometimes coexisted uneasily with more traditional presentations. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 8 May 2023 But the visceral value of these objects sits uneasily beside the painful history of how some of them got there in the first place. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 4 Apr. 2024 Belief in UFOs sits uneasily between science and theology. The New York Review of Books, 29 Mar. 2024 In Xavier’s absence, Cyclops (Ray Chase) has uneasily assumed the role of de facto leader, but his pregnant wife Jean (Jennifer Hale) thinks the couple should consider stepping back from saving humanity to focus on their family. Alison Herman, Variety, 20 Mar. 2024 Coldstream, having uneasily continued to exercise her intellect, was stripped and beaten in her cell. Dan Piepenbring, Harper's Magazine, 2 Feb. 2024 What makes Pence so puzzling is a devotion to ideals (Christian faith, country, family) that dances uneasily with ambition and congeniality. T.a. Frank, Washington Post, 28 June 2023 Momoa plays Dante like a flamboyant Disney villain, which is a cute change of pace but fits uneasily in the world of the movie. Christian Holub, EW.com, 17 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uneasily was in the 14th century

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“Uneasily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneasily. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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