unease
noun Date: 14th century mental or spiritual discomfort: as a. vague dissatisfaction ; misgiving b. anxiety, disquiet c. lack of ease (as in social relations) ; embarrassment

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  • unease — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, deep, great, growing, profound ▪ certain, some, vague ▪ She felt a vague unease …   Collocations dictionary

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  • unease — un|ease [ ʌn iz ] noun uncount MAINLY LITERARY a feeling of being nervous, uncomfortable, or unhappy about a situation: As they waited, Rose s sense of unease grew …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unease — UK [ʌnˈiːz] / US [ʌnˈɪz] noun [uncountable] mainly literary a feeling of being nervous, uncomfortable, or unhappy about a situation As they waited, Rose s sense of unease grew …   English dictionary

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