Definitions for: Uneasy


[adj] not at ease socially; 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"
[adj] 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"
[adj] marked by a lack of quiet; not conducive to rest; "spent a restless night"; "fell into an uneasy sleep"
[adj] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Un*eas"y, a.
1. Not easy; difficult. [R.]

Things . . . so uneasy to be satisfactorily
understood. --Boyle.

The road will be uneasy to find. --Sir W.
Scott.

2. Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like;
disquieted; perturbed.

The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and
expatiates in a life to come. --Pope.

3. Not easy in manner; constrained; stiff; awkward; not
graceful; as, an uneasy deportment.

4. Occasioning want of ease; constraining; cramping;
disagreeable; unpleasing. ``His uneasy station.''
--Milton.

A sour, untractable nature makes him uneasy to those
who approach him. --Addison.

Synonyms: anxious, apprehensive, awkward, ill at ease(p), nervous, precarious, restless, strange, troubled, uncomfortable, unstable

Antonyms: at ease, easy

See Also: tense, unquiet

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