Crossword clues for uneasy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Uneasy \Un*eas"y\, a.
Not easy; difficult. [R.]
Things . . . so uneasy to be satisfactorily understood.
The road will be uneasy to find.
--Sir W. Scott.
Restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like; disquieted; perturbed.
The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
Not easy in manner; constrained; stiff; awkward; not graceful; as, an uneasy deportment.
Occasioning want of ease; constraining; cramping; disagreeable; unpleasing. ``His uneasy station.''
A sour, untractable nature makes him uneasy to those who approach him.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Etymology 1 a. (context rare English) Not easy; difficult. Etymology 2
a. restless; disturbed by pain, anxiety, or the like; disquieted; perturbed.
adj. 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]
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, unquiet]
marked by a lack of quiet; not conducive to rest; "spent a restless night"; "fell into an uneasy sleep" [syn: restless]
not at ease socially; 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)]
Usage examples of "uneasy".
A couched spear of acuminated granite rested by him while at his feet reposed a savage animal of the canine tribe whose stertorous gasps announced that he was sunk in uneasy slumber, a supposition confirmed by hoarse growls and spasmodic movements which his master repressed from time to time by tranquilising blows of a mighty cudgel rudely fashioned out of paleolithic stone.
The Amar were uneasy, moving about constantly, talking in low short bursts, mothers stroking their infants in the birth slings that kept the unformed hatchlings tight against the skin.
Now and again the horses caught a whisper of something in the ambient that made all three of them in direct contact with the horses entirely uneasy, it was impossible to see what might be more than three buildings away, and hard to focus up into falling snow to check the roofs.
Even in the hut which Wedelmann shared with Asch the noiseless burning of the fire in the grate made one uneasy.
Mada and Ave crossed the breakwater and were returning with the board to the crowded beach, Mada felt uneasy.
Marilee shot Axel one of her long looks, which made me very curious and very uneasy at the same time.
I was somehow a thought uneasy thereat, not knowing what the bailie, now that he was out of the guildry, might be saying anent the use and wont that had been practised therein, and never more than in his own time.
As Baken stood back from his handiwork, Vetch strode across the sand with confidence and calm, both of which were going to be very important to keep the youngster from feeling uneasy as he approached.
This fellow Lawrence, who at bottom was a mere gabbling fool, began to get uneasy at my never asking him any questions.
The statue of an enormously plump saint in a chalky, yellowy-white robe smiled beneficently from a niche between two tallow candles, and Rudy felt uneasy, filled with a sense of looking at clues he did not understand.
Only Bute was a little uneasy, realizing how weighty affairs of state can be.
Cordiani, who felt uneasy, came to inquire from me what my intentions were, but I rushed towards him with an open penknife in my hand, and he beat a hasty retreat.
On my lighting the candle she seemed uneasy, and said that the light might discover us if anybody came up to the fourth floor.
But Cayle did not need the uneasy reaction of the other man to realize who the woman was.
On three previous occasions the Mail had been banned by govcrnment decree, each time at a financial cost that 185 infuriated Garry and with a loss of prestige and influence that made Centaine uneasy.