AskDefine | Define uneasy

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uneasy adj
1 lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance; "farmers were uneasy until rain finally came"; "uneasy about his health"; "gave an uneasy laugh"; "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown"; "an uneasy coalition government"; "an uneasy calm"; "an uneasy silence fell on the group" [ant: easy]
2 causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an unquiet mind" [syn: anxious, nervous, unquiet]
3 marked by a lack of quiet; not conducive to rest; "spent a restless night"; "fell into an uneasy sleep" [syn: restless]
4 not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner; "awkward and reserved at parties"; "ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"; "was always uneasy with strangers" [syn: awkward, ill at ease(p)]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Not easy; difficult.
  2. Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like; disquieted; perturbed.
  3. Not easy in manner; constrained; stiff; awkward; not graceful; as, an uneasy deportment.
  4. Occasioning want of ease; constraining; cramping; disagreeable; unpleasing.


Not easy; difficult
Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like; disquieted; perturbed
Not easy in manner; constrained; stiff; awkward; not graceful; as, an uneasy deportment
Occasioning want of ease; constraining; cramping; disagreeable; unpleasing

Extensive Definition

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uneasy in Spanish: Easy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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