worried or slightly afraid because you think that something bad might happen
used to describe a period of time when people have agreed to stop fighting or arguing, but which is not really calm
The treaty restored an uneasy peace to the country.
not comfortable, peaceful, or relaxed:
She eventually fell into an uneasy sleep.
—uneasily adverb:WORD FOCUS: worried
—uneasiness noun [uncountable]
Bill shifted uneasily in his chair.
Charles' concern for the environment sits uneasily with (=does not fit well with) his collection of powerful cars.
similar words: anxious, concerned, apprehensive, uneasy, bothered, preoccupied, stressed (out)
➔ See also worried