Definition of unease in English:

unease

noun

  • [mass noun] Anxiety or discontent.

    ‘public unease about defence policy’
    • ‘For a country with such a booming economy, there is a curious sense of 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There will be sounds, composed by Jony Easterby, designed to induce fear and unease.’
    • ‘Lia could feel a familiar weight reside within her chest, an overwhelming sense of unease overcoming her.’
    • ‘I get this incredible sense of unease at not being able to complete everything.’
    • ‘There is a feeling of unease about what has happened that goes beyond policy disagreements.’
    • ‘And to revisit the pubs I used to drink in when I was his age merely accentuated that sense of unease.’
    • ‘These are serious questions and Airedale line commuters can be forgiven for a sense of unease.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I know little of my family's roots, a fact that causes a nagging 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.’
    • ‘Although more comical than anything else, it also produces a sense of unease in the audience.’
    • ‘Certainly the way one charity has monopolised town hall bookings through an agent leaves us with a feeling of unease.’
    • ‘She has ignored the sense of anger and unease that many people feel at high premiums.’
    • ‘Feelings evoked are mainly of foreboding, unease, or of suspension, floating.’
    terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress
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Pronunciation:

unease

/ʌnˈiːz/