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[ uhn-ee-zee ]


, un·eas·i·er, un·eas·i·est.
  1. not easy in body or mind; uncomfortable; restless; disturbed; perturbed.
  2. not easy in manner; constrained; gauche; stilted.
  3. not conducive to ease; causing bodily discomfort.


/ ʌnˈiːzɪ /


  1. (of a person) anxious; apprehensive
  2. (of a condition) precarious; uncomfortable

    an uneasy truce

  3. (of a thought, etc) disturbing; disquieting

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Derived Forms

  • unˈeasiness, noun
  • unˈeasily, adverb
  • unˈease, noun

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Other Words From

  • un·ease noun
  • un·eas·i·ly adverb
  • un·eas·i·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of uneasy1

First recorded in 1250–1300, uneasy is from the Middle English word unesy. See un- 1, easy

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Example Sentences

Kevin Faulconer cultivated a strong relationship with Ocean Beach and Point Loma by never doing anything to make protectionists uneasy.

With an investigative focus on the business of health care, she wrote about health care fraud and the uneasy intersection of politics, providers and the insurance industry.

Honestly, even seeing tentatively positive reactions to the rumored potential series left me feeling deeply sad and uneasy.

From Vox

Publishers love to disagree, but almost all of them will say they have an uneasy relationship with Google.

From Digiday

Most of them, he says, feel uneasy about the suggestion that investors should have any say on the politics of the companies in their portfolio—or of the user bases that they court.

Many cultures, however, have an uneasy relationship with bats.

It would seem, at best, an uneasy fit: Paul Newman and his seventieth birthday, this month.

So it continues to make local authorities and their ruthless cronies uneasy.

Once in the Senate, Paul began making uneasy attempts to discuss his faith.

As a result, the temporary truce negotiated by the ICRC is uneasy and, at best, only partial.

We (the officers) were sitting in a circle round the general and Alcalde, both of whom appeared uneasy and anxious.

"I don't think that is a very nice taste," said Davy, beginning to feel very uneasy.

The anger and rebellion had been comatose in these years of freedom, but the maturer brain was the more uneasy, at times appalled.

Leonce had been very uneasy at first, Madame Ratignolle said, and had wanted to start at once for the Cheniere.

At sight of Monsieur Gaubert, running so breathlessly, he started forward, wondering and uneasy.


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uneaseUneasy lies the head that wears a crown