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uneasy

adjective un·easy \ ˌən-ˈē-zē \

Definition of uneasy

1 :causing physical or mental discomfort
  • uneasy news of captures and killings
  • —Marjory S. Douglas
2 :not easy :difficult
3 :marked by lack of ease :awkward, embarrassed
  • gave an uneasy laugh
4 :apprehensive, worried
  • uneasy about the weather
5 :restless, unquiet
  • an uneasy night
6 :precarious, unstable
  • an uneasy truce

uneasiness

noun

Examples of uneasy in a Sentence

  1. Rain made the crew uneasy.

  2. He has an uneasy relationship with his father.

  3. We spent an uneasy night waiting for news.

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First Known Use of uneasy

14th century


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uneasy

adverb

Definition of uneasy

First Known Use of uneasy

1596



UNEASY Defined for English Language Learners

uneasy

adjective

Definition of uneasy for English Language Learners

  • : worried or unhappy about something

  • : likely to change or end : not secure or settled

  • : awkward and uncomfortable : not relaxed


UNEASY Defined for Kids

uneasy

adjective un·easy \ ˌən-ˈē-zē \

Definition of uneasy for Students

uneasier; uneasiest
1 :not comfortable in manner :awkward
  • Their staring made me uneasy.
2 :showing or filled with worry :apprehensive
  • He was uneasy before the test.

uneasily

\-zə-lē\ adverb

uneasiness

\-zē-nəs\ noun


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