Definition of unease noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʌnˈiːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈiːz//
(also uneasiness
BrE BrE//ʌnˈiːzinəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈiːzinəs//
[uncountable, singular] Unhappiness
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the feeling of being worried or unhappy about something synonym anxiety a deep feeling/sense of unease There was a growing unease about their involvement in the war. He was unable to hide his unease at the way the situation was developing. See related entries: UnhappinessExtra examples He sensed a certain unease in her. I smiled to hide my unease. Many felt unease about the methods used. She felt a vague unease. They expressed their deep unease about the lack of security arrangements. his unease with the situation a deep feeling/​sense of unease
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unease