un·​eas·​i·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈē-zə-lē How to pronounce uneasily (audio) \

Definition of uneasily

: in an uneasy manner

Examples of uneasily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In archival footage from 2000, Bourdain hovers uneasily at an airport on the way to shoot his pilot season of A Cook’s Tour, sweetly formal in a blazer. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 24 July 2021 These bursts of cheerleading sit uneasily next to the more sophisticated psychoanalytic ideas, and at times feel like concessions to genre or audience. Christine Smallwood, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2021 Composed of nearly one-third each Christians, Sunnis, and Shiites who share power, albeit uneasily, in a rare Arab democracy with upcoming elections next year, Lebanon is the antithesis of the Iranian model. Peter J. Tanous, National Review, 30 June 2021 Ultimately, The Ice Road veers uneasily between immersive tension and a variety of you-have-got-to-be-kidding-me howlers on the level of both plot and dialogue. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 25 June 2021 One side had assimilated and found material comfort in Germany, while the other lived in Eastern Europe’s Pale of Settlement, in places where borders were constantly shifting and diverse cultures commingled uneasily. Larry Rohter, The New York Review of Books, 25 May 2021 Today, a mishmash of Hong Kongers are settling, sometimes uneasily, into a new home that is close in culture, language and geography, yet a world apart in political freedoms and safety. Washington Post, 14 May 2021 Amina, captivated by the band’s spirit, uneasily finds it at odds with that of her university pals and routine. Michael Norman, cleveland, 4 June 2021 Commencement speeches are a tough act; those curious occasions where faculty and parents and dignitaries smile uneasily across a generational gulf as their charges just want to get the party started. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 31 May 2021

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First Known Use of uneasily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Uneasily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneasily. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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