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 Aside from its affliction, the town stays uneasily relatable, even given its Amish overtones, herds of wet goats and Bavarian-sounding street names. Suzanne Berne, Washington Post, 27 June 2022 Mother and daughter negotiated their relationship uneasily. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 The spotty news emerging from Chernobyl this spring uneasily echoed the trajectory of several of the world’s major nuclear disasters, including Japan’s Fukushima and Three Mile Island in the United States. Audra J. Wolfe, The New Republic, 30 June 2022 The protesters have long been a fixture in Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood, coexisting uneasily among its hip shops and cafes. New York Times, 26 June 2022 Born and raised in Tehran, the 41-year-old director made his name with Scandinavian movies that balance uneasily between kitchen-sink realism and supernatural horror. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 May 2022 Performative anti-political correctness sits uneasily alongside hopes of a new multiracial working-class conservatism. W. James Antle Iii, The Week, 18 May 2022 This new approach sits uneasily alongside recent conservative defenses of Hobby Lobby and Masterpiece Cakeshop. W. James Antle Iii, The Week, 22 Apr. 2022 Tweets confirmed that the crowd inside the Dolby Theatre laughed uneasily at first, but then grew silent. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 29 Sep. 2022.

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