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uneasy

Syllabification: un·eas·y
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈēzē
 
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Definition of uneasy in English:

adjective (uneasier, uneasiest)

Causing 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
informal jittery, antsy, trepidatious
worrying, disturbing, troubling, alarming, disquieting, unsettling, disconcerting, upsetting, nagging, niggling

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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