- The definition of uneasy is uncomfortable, or anxious.
- An example of someone uneasy is a person sitting in a chair with only three legs.
- An example of something uneasy is a cat when a dog walks by.
- Lacking a sense of security; anxious or apprehensive: The farmers were uneasy until it finally rained.
- Affording no ease or reassurance: an uneasy calm.
- a. Awkward or unsure in manner; constrained: uneasy with strangers.b. Causing constraint or awkwardness: an uneasy silence.
- Not conducive to rest: fell into a fitful, uneasy sleep.
- un·ease′, un·eas′i·ness
(comparative uneasier, superlative uneasiest)
- Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like; disquieted; perturbed.
- I've been uneasy about your friend ever since I met him. Are you sure we can trust him?
- Not easy in manner; constrained; stiff; awkward; not graceful; as, an uneasy deportment.
- Occasioning want of ease; constraining; cramping; disagreeable; unpleasing.
From Middle English unesy, unaisie (“not comforting"), from un- + esy (“comfortable, at ease"). More at easy.