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UNEASINESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does uneasiness mean? 

UNEASINESS (noun)
  The noun UNEASINESS has 5 senses:

1. feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
2. physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
3. embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
4. the trait of seeming ill at ease
5. inability to rest or relax or be still

  Familiarity information: UNEASINESS used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNEASINESS (noun)


Sense 1uneasiness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

disquietude; edginess; inquietude; uneasiness

Hypernyms ("uneasiness" is a kind of...):

anxiety (a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "uneasiness"):

willies (feelings of uneasiness)


Sense 2uneasiness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

malaise; unease; uneasiness

Hypernyms ("uneasiness" is a kind of...):

discomfort; uncomfortableness (the state of being tense and feeling pain)


Sense 3uneasiness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

self-consciousness; uncomfortableness; uneasiness

Hypernyms ("uneasiness" is a kind of...):

embarrassment (the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public)


Sense 4uneasiness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of seeming ill at ease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

disquiet; unease; uneasiness

Hypernyms ("uneasiness" is a kind of...):

discomposure (a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure)


Sense 5uneasiness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inability to rest or relax or be still

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

queasiness; restlessness; uneasiness

Hypernyms ("uneasiness" is a kind of...):

nervousness (a sensitive or highly strung temperament)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "uneasiness"):

jactation; jactitation ((pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness)


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