AskDefine | Define uneasiness

Dictionary Definition



1 feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable [syn: edginess, inquietude, disquietude]
2 physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression) [syn: malaise, unease]
3 embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you [syn: self-consciousness, uncomfortableness]
4 the trait of seeming ill at ease [syn: disquiet, unease]
5 inability to rest or relax or be still [syn: restlessness]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. the state of being uneasy, nervous or restless
  2. an anxious state of mind; anxiety


the state of being uneasy
an anxious state of mind

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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