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Definition of "uneasy" []

  • Lacking a sense of security; anxious or apprehensive: The farmers were uneasy until it finally rained. (adjective)
  • Affording no ease or reassurance: an uneasy calm. (adjective)
  • Awkward or unsure in manner; constrained: uneasy with strangers. (adjective)
  • Causing constraint or awkwardness: an uneasy silence. (adjective)
  • Not conducive to rest: fell into a fitful, uneasy sleep. (adjective)
  • (of a person) anxious; apprehensive (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of a condition) precarious; uncomfortable (adjective)
  • (of a thought, etc) disturbing; disquieting (adjective)

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Use "uneasy" in a sentence
  • "Slightly more uneasy is Carole Gray as Cliff's romantic interest, partly because Cliff himself doesn't exude sufficient lust to match her."
  • "The real reason why sexuality in the churches makes so many people uneasy is because it forces the churches to move into areas where traditional formulas and distinctions don't make things any clearer."
  • "They trudged on in uneasy silence till surprised by an open door."