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uneasy

un·eas·y

uneasy

pronunciation:
uhn i zi
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: uneasier, uneasiest
definition 1: not comfortable; nervous.
The passengers on the plane were uneasy when the ride got bumpy.
synonyms:
anxious, ill at ease, nervous, troubled, worried
antonyms:
calm, comfortable
similar words:
agitated, apprehensive, edgy, insecure, on edge, queasy, restless
definition 2: not confident in manner; awkward.
Dale was uneasy at the formal dinner because he didn't know which was the salad fork and which was the dessert fork.
synonyms:
awkward, ill at ease, uncomfortable
similar words:
clumsy, embarrassed, insecure, stiff
derivations: uneasily (adv.), unease (n.), uneasiness (n.)
Word Parts
The word uneasy contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2