I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. causing physical or mental discomfort <
uneasy news of captures and killings — Marjory S. Douglas
2. not easy ; difficult 3. marked by lack of ease ; awkward, embarrassed <
gave an uneasy laugh
4. apprehensive, worried <
uneasy about the weather
5. restless, unquiet <
an uneasy night
6. precarious, unstable <
an uneasy truce
uneasiness noun II. adverb Date: 1596 uneasily

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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