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

Definition of uneasily

: in an uneasy manner

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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 This from a man who lives, however uneasily, with a ruthlessness unknown to David Mamet’s real-estate agents. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "The Goofy and Dead-Serious Profundity of Bill Hader in “Barry”," 24 Mar. 2018 Friends and foes alike have labelled President Donald Trump a populist, but the moniker has always fitted him uneasily. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Faux-populism in Duluth.," 21 June 2018 In 2018, such paragraphs, however subtle, can land uneasily. Jocelyn Mcclurg, USA TODAY, "Who is 'Varina'? Novelist Charles Frazier makes the Confederacy's first lady a star," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of uneasily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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