Definition of ill at ease in English:

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ill at ease

ˌil əd ˈēz Uncomfortable or embarrassed.
Example sentences
  • Why did he seem so ill at ease, so uncomfortable with the role he had to play?
  • She had become very uncomfortable and ill at ease when visiting her parents and suffered chronic tension.
  • It made him uncomfortable and ill at ease, and he felt she was trying to keep him there in the pilothouse.
Synonyms
awkward, uneasy, uncomfortable, embarrassed, self-conscious, out of place, inhibited, gauche;
informal twitchy, jittery, discombobulated, antsy
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