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English adjective: uneasy

1. uneasy lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance


SamplesFarmers were uneasy until rain finally came.
Uneasy about his health.
Gave an uneasy laugh.
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
An uneasy coalition government.
An uneasy calm.
An uneasy silence fell on the group.


Similarapprehensive, precarious, unstable, worried


See alsotense, uncomfortable, unquiet


Antonymseasy

2. uneasy lacking or not affording physical or mental rest


SamplesA restless night.
She fell into an uneasy sleep.


Synonymsrestless


Antonymsrelaxing, reposeful, restful

3. uneasy causing or fraught with or showing anxiety


SamplesSpent an anxious night waiting for the test results.
Cast anxious glances behind her.
Those nervous moments before takeoff.
An unquiet mind.


Synonymsanxious, nervous, queasy, unquiet


Similartroubled


Antonymsuntroubled

4. uneasy socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner


SamplesAwkward and reserved at parties.
Ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know.
Was always uneasy with strangers.


Synonymsawkward, ill at ease


Similaruncomfortable


Antonymscomfortable

5. uneasy relating to bodily unease that causes discomfort


Similaruncomfortable


Antonymscomfortable, comfy









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