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Meaning & Definition of Uneasy in English

English

Uneasy

/ənizi/

adjective

1. Lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance

  • "Farmers 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"
    synonym:
  • uneasy

2. Lacking or not affording physical or mental rest

  • "A restless night"
  • "She fell into an uneasy sleep"
    synonym:
  • restless
  • ,
  • uneasy

3. Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

  • "Spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"
  • "Cast anxious glances behind her"
  • "Those nervous moments before takeoff"
  • "An unquiet mind"
    synonym:
  • anxious
  • ,
  • nervous
  • ,
  • queasy
  • ,
  • uneasy
  • ,
  • unquiet

4. Socially uncomfortable

  • Unsure and constrained in manner
  • "Awkward and reserved at parties"
  • "Ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"
  • "Was always uneasy with strangers"
    synonym:
  • awkward
  • ,
  • ill at ease(p)
  • ,
  • uneasy

5. Relating to bodily unease that causes discomfort

    synonym:
  • uneasy

Examples of using

They passed an uneasy night.