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uneasy

Line breaks: un¦easy
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈiːzi
 
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Definition of uneasy in English:

adjective (uneasier, uneasiest)

1Causing or feeling anxiety; troubled or uncomfortable: she felt guilty now and a little uneasy an uneasy silence
More example sentences
  • These families have not returned to Juda as yet and an uneasy silence pervades the huts left behind by them.
  • Diego grew uneasy with the silence and stood up, she walked to the door and knocked on it.
  • A silence came over them as neither knew what to say next to break the uneasy silence.
Synonyms
2(Of a situation or relationship) not settled; liable to change: she lived in a state of uneasy truce with her strict father
More example sentences
  • Because of his concerns to get a job done right, Peter Saville and business have long had an uneasy relationship.
  • Today's poem explores further that uneasy relationship between savage cat and gentle poet.
  • Shoes have an uneasy relationship with feminism, because of their role as sexual signifiers.
Synonyms
tense, awkward, strained, constrained, forced, fraught, precarious, unstable, insecure

Derivatives

uneasily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • He suddenly looks a lot more nervous, gazing down uneasily at the photos of the alien ships.
  • The resultant lifetime ban from playing sits uneasily on his broad shoulders.
  • She turned to Michael, who was standing uneasily near the entrance to the tomb.

uneasiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • So the new world one year on has become one of general uneasiness rather than fear, an emotion reserved more for the state of the economy.
  • People's anxieties may reflect uneasiness about shifts in racial and ethnic demographics in a given neighbourhood.
  • As is clear from her uneasiness, Olivia dreads the exposure of her family's secret.

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