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

Definition of uneasily

: in an uneasy manner

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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 On the Iraqi side of the border in Qaim, the coalition coordinates uneasily with Iraqi Shiite factions — groups known collectively as the Popular Mobilization Forces, which have a strong loyalty to Iran. Nabih Bulos, latimes.com, "It's an awkward dance as the U.S., Russia and Iran all zero in on Islamic State," 22 June 2018 America is not Nazi Germany; it is not Rwanda in 1992, perched uneasily on the edge of an abyss. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Why Tyrants Dehumanize the Powerless," 20 June 2018 The Canadian government is still playing ball with Gilead at this point, albeit uneasily. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Episode 9: Luke and Nick Just Met and I Cannot Deal," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of uneasily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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