considerable, deep, great, growing, profound
certain, some, vague

She felt a vague unease.

general, public
express, show

They expressed their deep unease about the lack of security arrangements.


I smiled to hide my unease.


He sensed a certain unease in her.

cause, create, generate
unease about, unease at, unease over

Many felt unease about the methods used.

unease with

his unease with the situation

a feeling of unease, a sense of unease, a source of unease

He looked in vain for the source of his unease.

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  • unease — un|ease [ ʌn iz ] noun uncount MAINLY LITERARY a feeling of being nervous, uncomfortable, or unhappy about a situation: As they waited, Rose s sense of unease grew …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unease — UK [ʌnˈiːz] / US [ʌnˈɪz] noun [uncountable] mainly literary a feeling of being nervous, uncomfortable, or unhappy about a situation As they waited, Rose s sense of unease grew …   English dictionary

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