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 ?
He who, a hundred years ago, more or less, pronounced the above words in the uneasiness of his heart, thirsting for professional distinction, was a young naval officer.
It reminds you of a placid rivulet, meandering smoothly through green pastures and shaded by pleasant trees, till at last it falls into the vasty sea; but the sea is so calm, so silent, so indifferent, that you are troubled suddenly by a vague uneasiness. Perhaps it is only by a kink in my nature, strong in me even in those days, that I felt in such an existence, the share of the great majority, something amiss.
Thus there arose some uneasiness. After three days, however, there came the story of the ship's crew in addition to this uneasiness--and then did all the people say that the devil had taken Zarathustra.
I always looked forward to her coming with uneasiness; but very far was it from originating in anxiety for Reginald.
"Then thou needst have no uneasiness, my friend," said Don Quixote, "for I will deliver thee out of the hands of the Chaldeans, much more out of those of the Brotherhood.
Therefore, to the lieutenants who had come to meet him, and who expressed the uneasiness with which they had learnt his departure, --
"Thine is a right, a generous heart," said Aramis, "only your melancholy uneasiness affects me."
When I think of the kindness and favour I have met with, of her excellence and patience, and my uncle's generosity, I am mad with joy: but when I recollect all the uneasiness I occasioned her, and how little I deserve to be forgiven, I am mad with anger.
Now if the Nautilus, on leaving the Straits of Gibraltar, had gone to the south, if it had carried us towards regions where there were no continents, I should share your uneasiness. But we know now that Captain Nemo does not fly from civilised seas, and in some days I think you can act with security."
And it was such vapouring all about his ears, like a troublesome confusion of blood in his own head, added to a latent uneasiness in his mind, which had already made Charles Darnay restless, and which still kept him so.
Without imparting his uneasiness to his companions, Barbicane contented himself with constantly observing the moon, in order to see whether the course of the projectile would not be altered; for the situation would have been terrible if it failed in its aim, and being carried beyond the disc should be launched into interplanetary space.
At times he was a prey to agonies of morbid uneasiness, amounting sometimes to panic.