Definition of uneasy in US English:

uneasy

adjective

  • Causing or feeling anxiety; troubled or uncomfortable.

    ‘she felt guilty now and a little uneasy’
    ‘an uneasy silence’
    • ‘There was nowhere else in the world she wanted to be yet she felt trapped, uneasy, restless.’
    • ‘This is an area where I've often noticed politicians getting a bit fidgety, uneasy even.’
    • ‘Diego grew uneasy with the silence and stood up, she walked to the door and knocked on it.’
    • ‘The air in the infirmary seemed to thicken with an anxious, uneasy feeling.’
    • ‘Cal turned off the music, causing the car to fill with an uneasy silence.’
    • ‘PC Dunn suggested that the appellant's demeanour was jittery and very uneasy.’
    • ‘In the past six months have you ever had a spell or an attack when you suddenly felt frightened, anxious, or very uneasy?’
    • ‘A silence came over them as neither knew what to say next to break the uneasy silence.’
    • ‘An uneasy silence descends in the hire car, and something tells me we need to confer.’
    • ‘These families have not returned to Juda as yet and an uneasy silence pervades the huts left behind by them.’
    • ‘The Spaniards grew fearful, uneasy and their discontent soon turned to open mutiny.’
    • ‘After years of keeping quiet it is time to find his voice, time to send out echoes into the uneasy silence.’
    • ‘If you have ever walked into a room that made you feel edgy or uneasy, it probably is out of balance.’
    • ‘I mean we don't have to talk all the time, and there's never any uneasy silences.’
    • ‘An uneasy silence and a certain amount of shifting in seats pervades the group.’
    • ‘Now that the conversation had ended an uneasy silence had descended upon the building.’
    • ‘The occasional acknowledgement of the audience jolts you into an uneasy self-consciousness.’
    • ‘I feel uneasy, a bit nervous, and very eager to get the move done now and all these boxes unpacked.’
    • ‘These figures unsettle the whole society, and make us feel uneasy and worried.’
    • ‘When it works, it gives the film an appropriately edgy and uneasy feel.’
    worried, anxious, ill at ease, troubled, disturbed, agitated, nervous, tense, overwrought, keyed up, on edge, edgy, apprehensive, restive, restless, fidgety, discomposed, discomfited, perturbed, alarmed, fearful, fraught, upset
    worrying, disturbing, troubling, agitating, alarming, dismaying, perturbing, disquieting, concerning, unsettling, disconcerting, upsetting
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Pronunciation

uneasy

/ˌənˈēzē//ˌənˈizi/