uneasiness


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un·eas·y

 (ŭn-ē′zē)
adj. un·eas·i·er, un·eas·i·est
1. Lacking a sense of security; anxious or apprehensive: The farmers were uneasy until it finally rained.
2. Affording no ease or reassurance: an uneasy calm.
3.
a. Awkward or unsure in manner; constrained: uneasy with strangers.
b. Causing constraint or awkwardness: an uneasy silence.
4. Not conducive to rest: fell into a fitful, uneasy sleep.

un·ease′, un·eas′i·ness n.
un·eas′i·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uneasiness - feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritableuneasiness - feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
willies - feelings of uneasiness; "that guy gave me the willies"
2.uneasiness - physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)uneasiness - physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
discomfort, uncomfortableness - the state of being tense and feeling pain
3.uneasiness - embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of youuneasiness - embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
4.uneasiness - the trait of seeming ill at easeuneasiness - the trait of seeming ill at ease  
discomposure - a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure
5.uneasiness - inability to rest or relax or be stilluneasiness - inability to rest or relax or be still
nervousness - a sensitive or highly strung temperament
jactation, jactitation - (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness

uneasiness

uneasiness

noun
1. A troubled or anxious state of mind:
2. An uneasy or nervous state:
Translations
عَدَم إرْتياح، إضْطِراب
neklid
usikkerhed
óróleiki, kvíîi
huzursuzluk

uneasiness

[ʌnˈiːzɪnɪs] Ninquietud f, desasosiego m

uneasiness

[ʌnˈiːzinɪs] n (= anxiety) → malaise m

uneasiness

n (= anxiety: of laugh, look, = awkwardness: of silence, atmosphere) → Unbehaglichkeit f, → Beklommenheit f; (of peace, balance)Unsicherheit f, → Wack(e)ligkeit f (inf); (of alliance, coalition, relationship)Instabilität f, → Wack(e)ligkeit f (inf); (of person) (= awkwardness)Beklommenheit f; (= anxiety)Unruhe f

uneasiness

[ʌnˈiːzɪnɪs] ndisagio

uneasy

(anˈiːzi) adjective
(of a person or a situation etc) troubled, anxious or unsettled. When her son did not return, she grew uneasy.
unˈease noun
uneasiness.
unˈeasily adverb
in an uneasy or embarrassed way. He glanced uneasily at her.
unˈeasiness noun
the state of being uneasy. I could not understand her apparent uneasiness.
References in classic literature ?
As these frequent pauses were never followed by any remark, the momentary uneasiness they created quickly passed away, and for a time was forgotten.
During this time we discovered no uneasiness or desire to escape, which made them less suspicious of us; but in the dead of night, as we lay in a thick cane-brake by a large fire, when sleep had locked up their senses, my situation not disposing me for rest, I touched my companion and gently awoke him.
The occupation did not offer much freedom for easy gallantry, but no sign of discomfiture or uneasiness was visible in the grateful faces of the young men.
Hans Van Ripper now began to feel some uneasiness about the fate of poor Ichabod, and his saddle.
But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than anything else to do with the restlessness that, before morning, made me several times rise and wander about my room to take in the whole picture and prospect; to watch, from my open window, the faint summer dawn, to look at such portions of the rest of the house as I could catch, and to listen, while, in the fading dusk, the first birds began to twitter, for the possible recurrence of a sound or two, less natural and not without, but within, that I had fancied I heard.
But whatever it was of apprehensiveness or uneasiness --to call it so --which I felt, yet whenever I came to look about me in the ship, it seemed against all warrantry to cherish such emotions.
Having "nothing of the bear about him but the skin," and being gifted by nature with a great, honest, just heart, quite equal to his gigantic frame, he had been for some years witnessing with repressed uneasiness the workings of a system equally bad for oppressor and oppressed.
Then we would make up the rest of the standing army out of commonplace materi- als, and officer it with nobodies, as was proper -- nobodies selected on a basis of mere efficiency -- and we would make this regiment toe the line, allow it no aristocratic freedom from restraint, and force it to do all the work and persistent hammering, to the end that whenever the King's Own was tired and wanted to go off for a change and rummage around amongst ogres and have a good time, it could go without uneasiness, knowing that matters were in safe hands behind it, and business going to be continued at the old stand, same as usual.
The men began to show uneasiness, too, and presently they came flying to me with ashy faces, saying she had sprung a leak.
Absolutely secure as Tom considered himself to be, the opening solemnities of the trial had nevertheless oppressed him with a vague uneasiness, his being a nature sensitive to even the smallest alarms; but from the moment that the poverty and weakness of Wilson's case lay exposed to the court, he was comfortable once more, even jubilant.
Tom's uneasiness grew more and more intense under the slow torture of these proceedings.
Elinor's uneasiness was at least equal to her mother's.