uneasily


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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:
Adv.1.uneasily - with anxiety or apprehensionuneasily - with anxiety or apprehension; "we watched anxiously"
Translations
بِعَدَم إرتياح، باضْطِراب
znepokojeně
szorongva
vandræîalega
znepokojene
nemirno
huzursuz bir şekilde

uneasily

[ʌnˈiːzɪlɪ] ADV [look, say] → con inquietud, inquietamente
I noted uneasily thatnoté con inquietud que ...
he shifted uneasily in his chairse removió inquieto en su silla
she laughed uneasilyse rió nerviosa

uneasily

[ʌnˈiːzɪli] adv
(= anxiously)
Meg shifted uneasily on her chair → Meg, mal à l'aise, se tortillait sur sa chaise.
to laugh uneasily → avoir un rire gêné
He laughed uneasily → Il eut un rire gêné.
to say sth uneasily → dire qch d'un ton gêné
(= uncomfortably) [co-exist] → difficilement
to sit uneasily with sth → s'accommoder difficilement de qch

uneasily

adv situnbehaglich; smile, listen, speak etc alsobeklommen, unsicher; sleepunruhig; to be uneasily balancedsehr prekär sein; to be uneasily poisedsehr wack(e)lig stehen; to be uneasily aware that …sich (dat)mit Unbehagen bewusst sein, dass …; to be uneasily aware of somethingetw mit Unbehagen erkennen; to sit uneasily with somethingnur schlecht zu etw passen

uneasily

[ʌnˈiːzɪlɪ] adv (sleep) → male; (glance, look) → con apprensione
to be uneasily balanced → essere in equilibrio precario
she glanced uneasily at him → gli lanciò uno sguardo inquieto

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 ?
Ah, by no wind those clouds are driven That rustle through the unquiet Heaven Uneasily, from morn till even, Over the violets there that lie In myriad types of the human eye - Over the lilies there that wave And weep above a nameless grave!
"In order to avoid a conflict," the Moral Principle resumed, somewhat uneasily, "I shall myself lie down and let you walk over me."
On his bench in Madison Square Soapy moved uneasily. When wild geese honk high of nights, and when women without sealskin coats grow kind to their husbands, and when Soapy moves uneasily on his bench in the park, you may know that winter is near at hand.
Tulliver's own wagoner found him lying by the roadside insensible, with an open letter near him, and his gray horse snuffing uneasily about him.
Here and there a cygnet is reared uneasily among the ducklings in the brown pond, and never finds the living stream in fellowship with its own oary-footed kind.
"Ah, so," said Cornelius, shaking his head uneasily as every new incident seemed to him to forebode some catastrophe; "very likely some spy, one of those who are sent into jails to watch both prisoners and their keepers."
She saw that he was studying her, and she laughed a little uneasily, looking all the time into his eyes.
He cannot see God's world as it is, but eyes each passer-by askance, and looks around him uneasily in order that he may listen to every word that is being uttered.
HE was sitting on a log; he sniffed the air, and kept glancing uneasily round the wood.
Legree blustered and swore, and threatened to break down the door; but apparently thought better of it, and walked uneasily into the sitting-room.
Leaving his tea, and regretfully interrupting the interesting conversation, and at the same time uneasily wondering why he had been sent for, as this only happened on important occasions, Levin went to the nursery.
The little old man with the half-closed eyes was there greedily gnawing a mutton bone, and the general who had served blamelessly for twenty-two years, flushed by a glass of vodka and the dinner; and the staff officer with the signet ring, and Zherkov, uneasily glancing at them all, and Prince Andrew, pale, with compressed lips and feverishly glittering eyes.