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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


2. uneasy lacking or not affording physical or mental rest

SamplesA restless night.
She fell into an uneasy sleep.


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



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



5. uneasy relating to bodily unease that causes discomfort


Antonymscomfortable, comfy

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