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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Uneasy \Un*eas"y\, a.
1. Not easy; difficult. [R.]
Things . . . so uneasy to be satisfactorily
The road will be uneasy to find. --Sir W.
2. Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like;
The soul, uneasy and confined from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come. --Pope.
3. Not easy in manner; constrained; stiff; awkward; not
graceful; as, an uneasy deportment.
4. Occasioning want of ease; constraining; cramping;
disagreeable; unpleasing. "His uneasy station." --Milton.
A sour, untractable nature makes him uneasy to those
who approach him. --Addison.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: 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" [ant: easy]
2: lacking or not affording physical or mental rest; "a restless
night"; "she fell into an uneasy sleep" [syn: restless,
uneasy] [ant: relaxing, reposeful, restful]
3: causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; "spent an anxious
night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances
behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an
unquiet mind" [syn: anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy,
4: socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner;
"awkward and reserved at parties"; "ill at ease among eddies
of people he didn't know"; "was always uneasy with strangers"
[syn: awkward, ill at ease(p), uneasy]
5: relating to bodily unease that causes discomfort
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
161 Moby Thesaurus words for "uneasy":
abashed, afflicted, agitated, all nerves, all-overish, ambiguous,
anguished, antsy, antsy-pantsy, anxious, anxioused up,
apprehensive, beefing, bellyaching, beset, bitching, borderline,
bored, bothered, breathless, careful, cast down, chafing,
chagrined, chapfallen, cheerless, complaining, complaintful,
concerned, confused, crabbing, crabby, cranky, croaking, depressed,
disappointed, discomfited, discomforted, discomposed, disconcerted,
discontented, disgruntled, disgusted, displeased, disquieted,
dissatisfied, distressed, disturbed, doubtable, eager, edgy,
embarrassed, envious, excitable, excited, faultfinding, fearful,
feverish, fidgety, flurried, flustered, fluttery, foreboding,
fretful, fretting, frightened, fussy, grim, griping, grouchy,
grousing, growling, grumbling, hasty, high-strung, hopped-up,
hung up, ill at ease, impatient, impetuous, in a lather,
in a pucker, in a stew, in a sweat, irritable, jittery, joyless,
jumpy, malcontent, malcontented, misgiving, mortified, murmuring,
muttering, nauseated, nauseous, nerves on edge, nervous, nervy,
on edge, on tenterhooks, out of countenance, out of humor,
overanxious, overapprehensive, overstrung, panicky, peevish,
perturbed, petulant, pleasureless, precarious, prey to malaise,
put-out, put-upon, querulant, querulous, rebellious, repelled,
resentful, restive, restless, revolted, ruffled, sad, shaken,
shaken up, shaky, sickened, solicitous, squirming, squirmy,
stirred up, strained, suffering angst, sulky, suspect, suspenseful,
tense, troubled, troublous, turbulent, unaccepting,
unaccommodating, uncertain, uncomfortable, unfulfilled,
ungratified, unhappy, unpatient, unpeaceful, unquiet, unrestful,
unsatisfied, unsettled, unsure, upset, uptight, whiny, worried,
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