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Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill at ease, and my fingers wandered idly over the noisy keys. It seemed the harmonious echo from our discordant life.
Adelaide Anne Procter

Meaning of "ill at ease" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ILL AT EASE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ILL AT EASE

ill
ill feeling
ill health
ill humour
ill temper
ill will
ill-advised
ill-advisedly
ill-affected
ill-assorted
ill-behaved
ill-bred
ill-breeding
ill-concealed
ill-conceived
ill-considered
ill-defined
ill-disposed
ill-equipped
ill-fated

WORDS THAT END LIKE ILL AT EASE

at ease
cease
chapel of ease
cost-of-living increase
crease
decrease
disease
ease
grease
heart disease
increase
lease
on the increase
please
prerelease
press release
release
striptease
tease
yes please

Synonyms and antonyms of ill at ease in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ILL AT EASE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ill at ease» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ill at ease

Translation of «ill at ease» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ILL AT EASE

Find out the translation of ill at ease to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ill at ease from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ill at ease» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

忐忑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

incómodo
570 millions of speakers

English

ill at ease
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आराम से बीमार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سوء في سهولة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

не по себе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pouco à vontade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সহজে অসুস্থ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mal à l´aise
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sakit dengan selesa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unbehaglich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不安な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

안심 병
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gerah ing atase
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không thoải mái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எளிதில் சுகவீனம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सहजपणे आजारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Rahat rahat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

a disagio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieswojo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

не по собі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bolnav în largul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άβολα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ongemaklik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

illa till mods
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ille til mote
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ill at ease

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ILL AT EASE»

The term «ill at ease» is regularly used and occupies the 58.718 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ILL AT EASE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ill at ease

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3 QUOTES WITH «ILL AT EASE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ill at ease.
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Sean Bean
Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease.
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Adelaide Anne Procter
Seated one day at the organ, I was weary and ill at ease, and my fingers wandered idly over the noisy keys. It seemed the harmonious echo from our discordant life.
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Earl Wilson
Poise: the ability to be ill at ease inconspicuously.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ILL AT EASE»

Discover the use of ill at ease in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ill at ease and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Idioms and Phrases
Ill at ease Uncomfortable; embarrassing Before and at the interview he was ill at ease and this acted against him. Ill-disposed towards Wishing to do harm to The family feud induced him to be ill-disposed to the youngman, though he had no ...
Prof. V.N. Sadasiva Rau, Sura College of Competition, 2004
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The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture
TWELVE ILL-AT-EASE The Natural Travail of Ontological Disconnectedness Preamble I am grateful for the honor and privilege of delivering the Annual Patrick Romanell Address. One accepts the invitation with alacrity and then, faced with the ...
John Joseph McDermott, Douglas R. Anderson, 2007
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
... make someone comfortable): We were greeted by a young woman who immediately put us at ease. * Opposite ill at ease ill at ease worried and uncomfortable ♢ The old gentleman obviously felt ill at ease while he waited to have his hair cut.
Paul Heacock, 2003
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English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
'No', replied Mr. Brownlow. 'I would rather you remained here. ' ill at ease i shqetesuar, i paqete, si mbi gjemba □ A young man stood in a curious attitude, half arrogant and half obsequious, by the girl's side. He was obviously rather ill at ease, ...
Ilo Stefanllari, 2000
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Experience as Philosophy: On the Work of John J. McDermott
McDermott, "Ill-At-Ease," 23. 15. John Steinbeck, Cannery Row (New York: Bantam Books, 1950), 17. 16. McDermott, "Ill-At-Ease," 21. 17. Ibid. 18. Ibid. 19. Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea, trans. Lloyd Alexander (New York: New Directions, 1964), ...
James Campbell, Richard E. Hart, 2006
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A Small World: Smart Houses and the Dream of the Perfect Day
Heidegger adds to this discussion his concept of the unheimlich. In anxiety, we say, “one feels ill at ease [es ist einem unheimlich].” What is “it” that makes “one” feel ill at ease? We cannot say what it is before which one feels ill at ease.
Davin Heckman, 2008
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Ill at Ease
In the land between the Limpopo and Zambezi Rivers, there is no such utopian fantasy as black and white man living side by side in peace and harmony.
Trymore Magomana, 2013
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Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person: Improving ...
As I said before, I think everyone feels ill at ease sometimes. If you feel it all the time, you must be feeling uncomfortable right now, with me. Patient: Don't take it personally. I'm not at ease with anyone. But it's not shyness. like you said, shyness ...
Elaine N. Aron, 2011
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Discourse and Creativity
What is wrong with A little child stood thinking, sorrowfully and ill at ease? If someone is a child, our default assumption is that they are likely to be little. Only if a child is big, or angry or tiny or overgrown is the latter information unpredictable  ...
Rodney Jones, 2014
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Words Phrases That Carry Uncommon Mean
... simple meaning of ease is freedom from work, discomfort, trouble, difficulty or anxiety. She lives a life of ease. She has an easy life. Please stand at ease. It means stand relaxed. Ill at ease conveys the sense of to be anxious or embarrassed.
A. P. Sarma, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ILL AT EASE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ill at ease is used in the context of the following news items.
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De Sousa claims Leicester honours
The filly missed the break and appeared ill at ease in the early stages but she picked up in the second half of the seven-furlong contest and saw ... «Racinguk.com - pure racing entertainment, Jul 15»
2
Open 2015: Tiger Woods reduced to role of hack in the pack | The …
That Woods seemed so ill at ease, misjudging distances, taking irons off tees while others plucked out drivers, grimacing at putts, was odd ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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Rolly: Reining in the rednecks at Red Butte | The Salt Lake Tribune
Several concertgoers left early, ill at ease over the atmosphere. Lee said Red Butte has been trying to diversify its shows, noting his booking ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
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The fury that never was
Nigerians squirmed with discomfort over their threat. Concerned Nigerians were ill at ease with it. Some Nigerians in the mould of TY Danjuma ... «Gbooza, Jul 15»
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ABP : Kernow ?Historic Deal?
Those concerns continue and Cornwall Council can rest assured, the many who are ill at ease with what is happening will continue to press the ... «Celtic News, Jul 15»
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Behind Byrdmania – an archive piece from 1965 | Music | The …
Collectively, they had never faced an audience and they were shy, ill at ease and not at all a unit. Yet something was happening on stage. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Sibling rivalry? DiMaggios had no peers
And though Joe was reclusive and often ill at ease with his fame, Dom and Vince were regular guys. Vince, who didn't have a great relationship ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
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Audrey Hepburn's son, Luca Dotti: 'I didn't know mum was an icon'
“Eliza Doolittle is supposed to be ill at ease in European ballrooms. Bloody Audrey has never spent a day in her life out of European ballrooms ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
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Concert preview: Waxahatchee finds hope amid the wreckage with …
... in the unknown, singing, “You might wait and see me become/ A candle precarious psychically among the ill at ease/ The summer breeze.”. «Columbus Alive, Jul 15»
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Restored Concord Eichler with Awesome 'Mini-Eichler' Cabana Lists …
... for the eyeballs....but a feeling of sterility.....I'd feel ill at ease living there and compelled to do early 60's "cosplay" to feel completely at home. «Curbed SF, Jul 15»

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