1. Not easy; difficult. [R.]
Things . . . so uneasy to be satisfactorily understood. --Boyle.
The road will be uneasy to find. --Sir W. Scott.
2. 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. --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.”
A sour, untractable nature makes him uneasy to those who approach him. --Addison.
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: 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]
3: marked by a lack of quiet; not conducive to rest; "spent a
restless night"; "fell into an uneasy sleep" [syn: restless]
4: 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)]