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uneasy

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adjective un·easy \ˌən-ˈē-zē\

Definition of uneasy

  1. 1 :  causing physical or mental discomfort uneasy news of captures and killings — Marjory S. Douglas

  2. 2 :  not easy :  difficult

  3. 3 :  marked by lack of ease :  awkward, embarrassed gave an uneasy laugh

  4. 4 :  apprehensive, worried uneasy about the weather

  5. 5 :  restless, unquiet an uneasy night

  6. 6 :  precarious, unstable an uneasy truce

uneasiness

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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.

14th Century

First Known Use of uneasy

14th century


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uneasy

adverb un·easy

Definition of uneasy

1596

First Known Use of uneasy

1596



UNEASY Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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adjective un·easy \ˌən-ˈē-zē\

Definition of uneasy for Students

uneasier

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uneasiest

  1. 1 :  not comfortable in manner :  awkward Their staring made me uneasy.

  2. 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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