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EtymologyEdit

From uneasy +‎ -ness.

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NounEdit

uneasiness (countable and uncountable, plural uneasinesses)

  1. The state of being uneasy, nervous or restless.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.
  2. An anxious state of mind; anxiety.
    • 1860, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
      Finding that the afternoon coach was gone, and finding that his uneasiness grew into positive alarm, as obstacles came in his way, he resolved to follow in a post-chaise.

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