Definition of unease in English:



mass noun
  • Anxiety or discontent.

    ‘public unease about defence policy’
    • ‘There will be sounds, composed by Jony Easterby, designed to induce fear and unease.’
    • ‘Although more comical than anything else, it also produces a sense of unease in the audience.’
    • ‘There is a feeling of unease about what has happened that goes beyond policy disagreements.’
    • ‘I get this incredible sense of unease at not being able to complete everything.’
    • ‘Feelings evoked are mainly of foreboding, unease, or of suspension, floating.’
    • ‘In the same way that a messy room can make you feel exhausted just looking at it, a cluttered garden instils a sense of unease.’
    • ‘I know little of my family's roots, a fact that causes a nagging sense of unease.’
    • ‘Lia could feel a familiar weight reside within her chest, an overwhelming sense of unease overcoming her.’
    • ‘This is a film that knows exactly what it is doing from the opening frames as the music and titles establish a sense of dread and unease.’
    • ‘There is a growing sense of unease - if not yet the type of fear older readers experienced back in the Cold War.’
    • ‘As the congregation left St Paul's, there was a reminder of the public unease surrounding the war.’
    • ‘These are serious questions and Airedale line commuters can be forgiven for a sense of unease.’
    • ‘For a country with such a booming economy, there is a curious sense of unease.’
    • ‘The initial adrenaline rush of this protest has faded, to be replaced by a growing sense of unease.’
    • ‘Comments on the band from poll participants reflect on the general unease regarding the band's future.’
    • ‘Certainly the way one charity has monopolised town hall bookings through an agent leaves us with a feeling of unease.’
    • ‘And to revisit the pubs I used to drink in when I was his age merely accentuated that sense of unease.’
    • ‘She has ignored the sense of anger and unease that many people feel at high premiums.’
    • ‘There are very few people who do not look back to the past with a sense of longing or forward to the future with a sense of unease.’
    • ‘He has an eye for niggling little details that add up to an air of unease and the sense that you are never too sure what might happen next.’
    terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress
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