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uneasy

[uhn-ee-zee] /ʌnˈi zi/
adjective, uneasier, uneasiest.
1.
not easy in body or mind; uncomfortable; restless; disturbed; perturbed.
2.
not easy in manner; constrained; awkward.
3.
not conducive to ease; causing bodily discomfort.
Origin of uneasy
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English unesy. See un-1, easy
Related forms
unease, noun
uneasily, adverb
uneasiness, noun
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  • Anyway, insisted Dan uneasily, I think wed ought to go back.

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
  • uneasily, he had remained in the library until the allotted time was elapsed.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • He half expected to hear the crisp little tacking of machine guns from its shelter, and he uneasily scanned the wood at his left.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • The men stood very still, looking from one to the other uneasily.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • "You won't hurt her," said Enistor uneasily, and silently astonished with himself for giving way to such a kindly human feeling.

    A Son of Perdition Fergus Hume
  • I uneasily recalled now that he had once been a bit of a dog himself.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • He could hardly see anything but hats and shoulders, uneasily moving like boiling pitch away beneath him.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • Yet Wrayson was uneasily conscious of something underneath it all which he could not fathom.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • But, strange to say, in spite of his being so abusive, his eyes wandered about uneasily.

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
British Dictionary definitions for uneasily

uneasy

/ʌnˈiːzɪ/
adjective
1.
(of a person) anxious; apprehensive
2.
(of a condition) precarious; uncomfortable: an uneasy truce
3.
(of a thought, etc) disturbing; disquieting
Derived Forms
unease, noun
uneasily, adverb
uneasiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uneasily

uneasy

late 13c., "not comforting," from un- (1) "not" + easy. Meaning "disturbed in mind" is attested from 1670s.

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