- not easy in body or mind; uncomfortable; restless; disturbed; perturbed.
- not easy in manner; constrained; awkward.
- not conducive to ease; causing bodily discomfort.
Origin of uneasy
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Examples from the Web for uneasily
Her bids to join Republican leadership have been rebuffed, and House colleagues co-exist with her uneasily.Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes
March 25, 2013
Uneasily, he had remained in the library until the allotted time was elapsed.Within the Law
Uneasily, and troubled with its dream of guilt, the nation sleeps on.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
The men stood very still, looking from one to the other uneasily.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
I uneasily recalled now that he had once been a bit of a dog himself.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Yet Wrayson was uneasily conscious of something underneath it all which he could not fathom.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
- (of a person) anxious; apprehensive
- (of a condition) precarious; uncomfortablean uneasy truce
- (of a thought, etc) disturbing; disquieting
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Word Origin and History for uneasily
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