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UK [ʌnˈiːzɪ] / US [ʌnˈɪzɪ] adjective
Word forms "uneasy":
adjective uneasy comparative uneasier superlative uneasiest
1) someone who feels uneasy feels slightly nervous, worried, or upset about something

He looks distinctly uneasy in interview situations.

uneasy about:

Parents are uneasy about giving this medication to their children.

a) used about someone's feelings or behaviour

They watched in uneasy silence.

b) if someone has an uneasy sleep, they do not rest very well while they are sleeping
2) an uneasy situation is not settled or calm, and it could quickly change and get worse

There has always been an uneasy relationship between workers and management.

The next three years saw a rather uneasy peace between them.


Derived word:
uneasily
adverb

English dictionary. 2014.

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