adjective, un·eas·i·er, un·eas·i·est.

  1. not easy in body or mind; uncomfortable; restless; disturbed; perturbed.
  2. not easy in manner; constrained; awkward.
  3. not conducive to ease; causing bodily discomfort.


  1. (of a person) anxious; apprehensive
  2. (of a condition) precarious; uncomfortablean uneasy truce
  3. (of a thought, etc) disturbing; disquieting

late 13c., “not comforting,” from un- (1) “not” + easy. Meaning “disturbed in mind” is attested from 1670s.

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