un·​eas·​i·​ly | \ˌən-ˈē-zə-lē \

Definition of uneasily 

: in an uneasy manner

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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 After their initial shock, the home crowd at The Jane groaned uneasily. Special To The Oregonian, OregonLive.com, "Oregon Ducks softball allows season-high 9 runs in Game 1 super regional loss to Kentucky," 24 May 2018 In northern Jordan, along a wadi once called the Golden River, the ancient city of Jerash sits uneasily alongside its modern namesake. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Decades of aerial photos reveal how an ancient desert city got its water," 30 May 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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