Definitions for ill at ease

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkward, ill at ease(p), uneasy(adj)

    socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner

    "awkward and reserved at parties"; "ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"; "was always uneasy with strangers"


  1. ill at ease(Adjective)

    anxious; unsure; uneasy

  2. ill at ease(Adjective)


  3. Origin: Compare to malaise, a similar formation from French.


  1. Ill at Ease

    Ill at Ease is the debut album by punk rock band The Methadones.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ovid:

    Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    This world owes all its forward impulses to people ill at ease.

  3. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.

  4. Karthik Athreya:

    For my part, seventeen years after my first PhD coursework, I still feel ill at ease with my grasp of many issues, and I am fairly confident that this is not just a question of limited intellect.


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