uneasy

Uneasy describes an uncomfortable feeling. You might feel socially uneasy when dining with your girlfriend's parents if they don't like you very much. Your stomach may also feel uneasy at that same dinner and gurgle in an embarrassing way.

The adjective uneasy has many shades of meaning, most involving mild discomfort. It can refer to a lack of a sense of security. If McDonald's and Burger King team up to develop a new sandwich, that would be an uneasy alliance, because neither side would fully trust the other. Uneasy can also describe causing someone to feel anxious or nervous. If you see someone staring at you mumbling, "That's him, that's the one," you might feel uneasy.

Definitions of uneasy
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adj causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

Synonyms:
anxious, nervous, queasy, unquiet
troubled
characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

adj socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner

“was always uneasy with strangers”
Synonyms:
awkward, ill at ease
uncomfortable
conducive to or feeling mental discomfort

adj lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance

“farmers were uneasy until rain finally came”
uneasy about his health”
“gave an uneasy laugh”
uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”
“an uneasy coalition government”
“an uneasy calm”
“an uneasy silence fell on the group”
Synonyms:
uncomfortable
conducive to or feeling mental discomfort
apprehensive, worried
mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
precarious, unstable
affording no ease or reassurance
unquiet
characterized by unrest or disorder
tense
in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
Antonyms:
easy
free from worry or anxiety
comfortable
free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind
relaxed
without strain or anxiety
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adj lacking or not affording physical or mental rest

“she fell into an uneasy sleep”
Synonyms:
restless
Antonyms:
relaxing, reposeful, restful
affording physical or mental rest
slumberous, slumbrous
quiet and tranquil
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adj relating to bodily unease that causes discomfort

Synonyms:
uncomfortable
providing or experiencing physical discomfort

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