1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: easy anxious precarious strange uncomfortable tense unquiet
2. [ adjective ] causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
Synonyms: nervous unquiet anxious

"spent an anxious night waiting for the test results" "cast anxious glances behind her" "those nervous moments before takeoff" "an unquiet mind"

Related terms: troubled
3. [ adjective ] marked by a lack of quiet; not conducive to rest
Synonyms: restless

"spent a restless night" "fell into an uneasy sleep"

Related terms: unquiet
4. [ adjective ] not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner
Synonyms: ill_at_ease awkward

"awkward and reserved at parties" "ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know" "was always uneasy with strangers"

Related terms: uncomfortable
Similar spelling:   unsay