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uneasy

un·eas·y

uneasy

 
pronunciation:
uhn i zi
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: uneasier, uneasiest
definition 1: not comfortable physically or mentally; restless; disturbed; insecure.
He was an experienced rider, but he was uneasy on this new horse.I always feel uneasy when I get on an airplane, but I'm fine once we're in the air.The workers were uneasy as they waited to hear the announcement from management.
synonyms:
anxious, disturbed, ill at ease, nervous, perturbed, troubled, unsettled, worried
antonyms:
at ease, calm, comfortable
similar words:
agitated, apprehensive, disconcerted, disconcerted, disquieted, edgy, insecure, jumpy, on edge, queasy, restive, restless
definition 2: not confident in manner; constrained; awkward.
He always felt uneasy speaking in front of an audience.
synonyms:
awkward, ill at ease, uncomfortable
similar words:
clumsy, constrained, embarrassed, insecure, queer, self-conscious, stiff, strained, unsure
definition 3: characterized by mental discomfort, awkwardness, or lack of certainty; troubled or uncertain.
An uneasy silence filled the room.After years of fighting, an uneasy truce was finally reached.
synonyms:
doubtful, dubious, insecure, uncertain
similar words:
precarious, queasy, shaky, troubled, unreliable, unsound
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derivations: uneasily (adv.), unease (n.), uneasiness (n.)
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