- 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 uneasiness
There was only one thing which troubled me, I laughed at my own uneasiness, and yet it troubled me.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
So I was trying to reflect that and not avoid the uneasiness inherent in the depictions of different existences.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love
February 10, 2014
More than anything, they reflect our uneasiness with the modern world, its complexity, and often its capriciousness.Enough Already: Syria Wasn’t a False-Flag Operation
September 10, 2013
And oil prices have gone up in recent months, thanks to production disruptions and uneasiness over conflict in the Middle East.India’s Rupee Drops Off a Cliff
August 29, 2013
Among a few, however, there is some uneasiness about the direction of the "new" Wall Street Journal.How Old Money Beat Murdoch
May 27, 2010
Do not occasion me uneasiness, when I would give you nothing but pleasure.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
"I am a Mackworth of Normanton," the other answered, with some uneasiness of manner.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
It was as if she found in sheer activity and fatigue a remedy for her uneasiness.
By the first day of May, Tillie's uneasiness had become certainty.
I recommend to you, my dear lady, to give yourself no uneasiness.Tanglewood Tales
- (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 uneasiness
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