Uneasy meaning

ŭn-ē'zē
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.

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Lacking a sense of security; anxious or apprehensive.

The farmers were uneasy until it finally rained.

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Affording no ease or reassurance.

An uneasy calm.

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Having, showing, or allowing no ease of body or mind; uncomfortable.
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Not conducive to rest.

Fell into a fitful, uneasy sleep.

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Awkward; constrained.
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Disturbed by anxiety or apprehension; restless; unsettled; perturbed.
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(rare) Not easy; difficult.
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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?

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Not easy in manner; constrained; stiff; awkward; not graceful; as, an uneasy deportment.
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Occasioning want of ease; constraining; cramping; disagreeable; unpleasing.
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Origin of uneasy

  • From Middle English unesy, equivalent to un- +"Ž easy. Merged with Middle English unethe, uneathe (“difficult, not easy"); see uneath.
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  • From Middle English unesy, unaisie (“not comforting"), from un- + esy (“comfortable, at ease"). More at easy.
    From Wiktionary