ill at ease
adjective Date: 14th century not feeling easy ; uncomfortable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ill at ease — {adj. phr.} Not feeling at ease or comfortable; anxious; worried; unhappy. * /Donald had never been to a big party before and he was ill at ease./ * /When Joe first went to dancing school, he was ill at ease, not knowing how to act./ Contrast: AT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ill at ease — {adj. phr.} Not feeling at ease or comfortable; anxious; worried; unhappy. * /Donald had never been to a big party before and he was ill at ease./ * /When Joe first went to dancing school, he was ill at ease, not knowing how to act./ Contrast: AT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Ill at ease — Ease Ease ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill at ease — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill at ease — If someone is ill at ease, they are worried or uncomfortable …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ill at ease — [adj] uncomfortable, nervous anxious, awkward, discomfited, disquieted, disturbed, doubtful, edgy, faltering, fidgety, hesitant, insecure, on edge*, on pins and needles*, on tenterhooks*, out of place*, restless, self conscious, shy, suspicious,… …   New thesaurus

  • ill at ease — ► ill at ease uncomfortable or embarrassed. Main Entry: ↑ill …   English terms dictionary

  • ill at ease — index restive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ill at ease — adjective 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 • Syn: ↑awkward, ↑uneasy • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ill at Ease — Infobox Album | Name = Ill at Ease Type = Album Artist = The Methadones Released = 2001 Recorded = Genre = Punk rock, pop punk Length = 32:03 Label = A F Records Producer = Reviews = * Last album = This album = Ill at Ease (2001) Next album =… …   Wikipedia

  • ill\ at\ ease — adj. phr. Not feeling at ease or comfortable; anxious; worried; unhappy. Donald had never been to a big party before and he was ill at ease. When Joe first went to dancing school, he was ill at ease, not knowing how to act. Contrast: at ease(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

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