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Meaning of UNEASY

Pronunciation:  un'eezee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  marked by a lack of quiet; not conducive to rest; "spent a restless night"; "fell into an uneasy sleep"
  4. [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"

UNEASY is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: anxious, apprehensive, awkward, ill at ease(p), nervous, precarious, restless, strange, troubled, uncomfortable, unstable
 Antonyms: at ease, easy
 See Also: tense, unquiet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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.''

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