uneasy

  • 1Uneasy — Un*eas y, a. 1. Not easy; difficult. [R.] [1913 Webster] Things . . . so uneasy to be satisfactorily understood. Boyle. [1913 Webster] The road will be uneasy to find. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the… …

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  • 2uneasy — index restive, unsettled Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3uneasy — late 13c., not comforting, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + EASY (Cf. easy). Meaning disturbed in mind is attested from 1670s …

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  • 4uneasy — *impatient, nervous, unquiet, restless, restive, fidgety, jumpy, jittery Analogous words: anxious, worried, solicitous, concerned, careful (see under CARE): disturbed, perturbed, agitated, disquieted (see DISCOMPOSE) …

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  • 5uneasy — [adj] awkward, uncomfortable afraid, agitated, alarmed, all nerves*, anguished, anxious, apprehensive, bothered, constrained, discomposed, dismayed, disquieted, disturbed, edgy, fearful, fidgety, fretful, harassed, ill at ease, impatient,… …

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  • 6uneasy — ► ADJECTIVE (uneasier, uneasiest) ▪ causing or feeling anxiety; troubled or uncomfortable. DERIVATIVES uneasily adverb uneasiness noun …

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  • 7uneasy — [unē′zē] adj. uneasier, uneasiest 1. having, showing, or allowing no ease of body or mind; uncomfortable 2. awkward; constrained 3. disturbed by anxiety or apprehension; restless; unsettled; perturbed uneasily adv. uneasiness n …

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  • 8uneasy — [[t]ʌni͟ːzi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you are uneasy, you feel anxious, afraid, or embarrassed, because you think that something is wrong or that there is danger. He said nothing but gave me a sly grin that made me feel terribly uneasy... He looked… …

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  • 9uneasy — 01. I felt a little [uneasy] asking my boss for the day off to watch my son at his hockey tournament, but he had no problem with it. 02. A feeling of [uneasiness] came over him as he entered the old, empty house. 03. She was obviously [uneasy]… …

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  • 10uneasy */ — UK [ʌnˈiːzɪ] / US [ʌnˈɪzɪ] adjective Word forms uneasy : adjective uneasy comparative uneasier superlative uneasiest 1) someone who feels uneasy feels slightly nervous, worried, or upset about something He looks distinctly uneasy in interview… …

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  • 11uneasy — un|eas|y [ ʌn izi ] adjective * 1. ) someone who feels uneasy feels slightly nervous, worried, or upset about something: uneasy about: Parents are uneasy about giving this medication to their children. a ) used about someone s feelings or… …

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  • 12uneasy — 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 > …

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  • 13uneasy — un|eas|y [ʌnˈi:zi] adj 1.) worried or slightly afraid because you think that something bad might happen uneasy about ▪ 90% of those questioned felt uneasy about nuclear power. 2.) used to describe a period of time when people have agreed to stop&#8230; …

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  • 14uneasy — adjective 1 nervous, anxious, and unable to relax because you think something bad might happen: Katie felt uneasy about what she had done. see nervous 2 an uneasy period of time is one when people have agreed to stop fighting or arguing, but&#8230; …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15uneasy — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get, grow ▪ …

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  • 16uneasy — adjective 1) the doctor made him feel uneasy Syn: worried, anxious, troubled, disturbed, agitated, rattled, nervous, tense, overwrought, edgy, jumpy, apprehensive, restless, discomfited, perturbed, fearful, uncomfortable …

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  • 17uneasy — adj. uneasy about * * * [ʌn iːzɪ] uneasy about …

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  • 18uneasy — adjective 1) the doctor made him feel uneasy Syn: worried, anxious, troubled, disturbed, nervous, nervy, tense, edgy, apprehensive, fearful, uncomfortable, unsettled; informal jittery 2) an uneasy peace Syn …

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  • 19uneasy — adj. (uneasier, uneasiest) 1 disturbed or uncomfortable in mind or body (passed an uneasy night). 2 disturbing (had an uneasy suspicion). Derivatives: uneasily adv. uneasiness n …

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  • 20uneasy — adjective a) Not easy; difficult. Ive been uneasy about your friend ever since I met him. Are you sure we can trust him? b) Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like; disquieted; perturbed …

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