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

Definition of uneasily

: in an uneasy manner

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Founded in 1971, the LP has flitted uneasily between alliances with the left and the right. Lucy Steigerwald, The New Republic, "Justin Amash and the Libertarian Future," 29 July 2019 In this uneven but peculiarly potent movie, the violence of the past looms uneasily over the present. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Lynn Shelton’s politically barbed ‘Sword of Trust,’ starring Marc Maron, takes on Civil War truthers," 18 July 2019 Like any historical symbol that is asked to carry so much significance, Stonewall sometimes bears its weight uneasily. Michelle Tea, Harper's magazine, "Stonewall at Fifty," 22 June 2019 As homelessness soars across the Bay Area, signs of abject poverty are becoming more evident on BART, where commuters mingle uneasily with transients seeking shelter on the trains. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Fentanyl epidemic worsens in San Francisco," 24 June 2019 The doctor even ended up buying her a little bag of bonbons, Lucrécia was looking uneasily at the dark sky. Benjamin Moser, Harper's magazine, "The Indirect World," 10 Apr. 2019 The larger issue is that Donald Trump’s unpredictably incendiary foreign policy sits uneasily with the principles of FOIP. The Economist, "Asian countries fear China but many won’t side with America," 6 June 2019 After the screening and panel talk, guests departed uneasily from their seats out into the chilly New York night. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Vile and Evil," 3 May 2019 Umair Irfan/Vox Residents lived uneasily for years knowing that a massive conflagration was possible. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The Paradise fire is catastrophic. And the wildfire threat to California is only growing.," 17 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of uneasily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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