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uneasy

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈiːzi/

Translation of uneasy in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-sier, -siest)

  • 1.1 (anxious, troubled) inquieto, preocupado I feel uneasy about leaving the children alone me inquieta or me preocupa dejar a los niños solos she had an uneasy conscience no tenía la conciencia tranquila 1.2 (restless, disturbed) [night/sleep] agitado, intranquilo
    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.
    1.3 (awkward, constrained) [silence] incómodo, molesto, violento he feels uneasy with strangers se siente incómodo or no se siente a gusto cuando está con gente que no conoce 1.4 (insecure, precarious) [peace/alliance] precario
    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.

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