uneasiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n uneasiness inability to rest or relax or be still
    • n uneasiness the trait of seeming ill at ease
    • n uneasiness embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
    • n uneasiness feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
    • n uneasiness physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Uneasiness The quality of making uneasy; discomfort; as, the uneasiness of the road.
    • Uneasiness The quality or state of being uneasy; restlessness; disquietude; anxiety.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n uneasiness The state of being uneasy; want of ease or comfort, physical or mental.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Uneasiness state of being uneasy or not at ease: want of ease: disquiet
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and therefore makes me uneasy; and I am angry with him who makes me uneasy.”
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine%20Greer
    “The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.”
  • Victor Serge
    Victor Serge
    “I followed his argument with the blank uneasiness which one might feel in the presence of a logical lunatic.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    Jean%20De%20La%20Bruyere
    “We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”

Idioms

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown - This means that people with serious responsibilities have a heavy burden.
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Usage

In literature:

Yet I confess I looked up at the gaunt walls and chimneys with uneasiness.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
But on Jack Smith's account I felt very sorry, and not a little uneasy, for they had never "hit" it, and from what I could judge never would.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
But she missed him, and an uneasiness grew in her mind.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
He was very far from realising the imperfections of his equipment for the grand entry; but still he was not without uneasiness.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
For the moment his visit made them uneasy, but their anxiety was soon dispelled.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
I looked for life or death from the hand of God, without testifying the least uneasiness.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
An opportunity offered itself when all the uneasiness felt by this integral portion of the population of France might have been removed.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
The Morells had not been uneasy about her.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
He is beginning to grow uneasy at the delay, and shape conjectures as to the cause.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
He turned often between the blankets of his hard bed, disturbed by uneasy dreams quite unlike the deep oblivion of his usual sleep.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
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In poetry:

I stood in the gathering twilight,
In a gently blowing wind;
Then the house looked half uneasy,
Like one that was left behind.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald
Restless and hot two children lay
Plagued with uneasy dreams,
Each wandered lonely through false day
A twilight torn with screams.
"Thunder At Night" by Robert Graves
Aw wor fooilish to send 'em away,
But they'll ha to do th' best at they can;
But aw'st feel reight uneasy all th' day,--
Wimmen's net fit to goa baght a man.
"A Quiet Day" by John Hartley
There was an Old Man of the West,
Who wore a pale plum-coloured vest;
When they said, 'Does it fit?'
He replied, 'Not a bit!'
That uneasy Old Man of the West.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of the West" by Edward Lear
Long in her womb th' uneasy load she bore,
And with her blood nine months sustain'd thee there,
Then calm'd thy hunger with her breasts sweet store;
Canst thou enough reward her for such care?
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
I have scarcely left you When you go in me, crystalline,
Or trembling,
Or uneasy, wounded by me
Or overwhelmed with love, as
when your eyes Close upon the gift of life
That without cease I give you.
"Absence" by Pablo Neruda

In news:

EMC, IBM Extend Their Uneasy Storage Arrangement .
Ellen Douglas, 91, a Mississippi-born writer whose novels explored the uneasy, sometimes surprisingly tender alliances between black and white women in the American South, died Nov 7 at her home in Jackson, Miss.
State legislators took up the fight last week, introducing a bill that critics say would upset the uneasy balance between development and nature.
One is the uneasy thought of someone applying an ultraviolet laser to your eyeball.
So why am I feeling uneasy about the new Dodgers way.
And that gives me an uneasy feeling .
One week after the bloodbath, an uneasy feeling hangs on Cairo.
But Hurricane Sandy's path is uncertain, and that makes some residents uneasy.
There's something about this political campaign season that has left us uneasy.
Since the increased security and airport restrictions that came about after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, air passengers can understandably at times be a bit uneasy.
The uneasy truce between Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and Alex Gregor, the town's Highway Superintendent, is over.
As employees navigate this short-term, fast-paced, tension-filled terrain, they develop an attitude that creates an uneasy environment: survival mode.
He counsels people to put aside the personal uneasiness of the moment and focus on needs and feelings of the loved one who is near the end of life.
The relationship between art and architecture is a complex and at times an uneasy one.
I'm feeling a little uneasy.
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In science:

One might feel uneasy about the second of these points because the procedure of coarse-graining is not the result of the equations of motion, and therefore it is somehow voluntary.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
For Lehmann ’s algorithm, since it extends from Pal la ’s work, the required user input value k , the lower and upper limit value of the community size, often put a significant impact on the discovered communities, and are uneasy to be determined before the algorithm can run.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
Detec ting a malicious machine is uneasy, particularly that a machine could potentially be compromised after a connection is established.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
However, the arbitrariness of κ may make us somewhat uneasy.
Set theory for category theory
The reader who feels uneasy about this may always add other conformal field theories, such as for example free bosons or minimal models, to make up for the missing anomaly.
Duality of string amplitudes in a curved background
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