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ill at ease

Nervous or anxious. My sister loves performing, but I'm ill at ease on stage. Fred is ill at ease in big crowds.
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ill at ease

uneasy; anxious. I feel ill at ease about the interview. You look ill at ease. Please relax.
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ill at ease

Uncomfortable, uneasy, as in Large parties made him feel ill at ease. [c. 1300] For an antonym, see at ease.
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ˌill at ˈease

nervous, especially in a social situation: He always feels ill at ease at parties.She looked very ill at ease during her speech. OPPOSITE: at (your) ease
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ill at ease

Anxious or unsure; uneasy: The stranger made me feel ill at ease.
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He said the phenomena of Black Friday left him ill at ease.
The former King Edward's School pupil added: "I have never been to a country more ill at ease...
Treve appeared not to move well to post in the hands of Frankie Dettori and looked ill at ease during the race, though she did stay on at the end of the mile-and-a-quarter Group One to take minor honours.
These youngsters are aware of being "less well-off", which leads them to feel ill at ease, embarrassed and "out of their element", it says.
At first, he looked ill at ease but week by week he's got better and better.
Surely with the high-end graphics consoles out there at the moment, a game which is a 3D-based effort seems ill at ease with the handheld format.
The following day, Gould and Savage appeared together at a Chester press conference, although the Leicester player was clearly ill at ease.
Despite looking ill at ease going down to the stalls, Granny Peel, retained by connections afterwards, showed good speed throughout the five-furlong dash before stretching clear to win with three lengths in hand of runner-up Bowl Em Over.
Since watching the Week In Week Out television programme on BBC 1 Wales on February 21, I have felt rather ill at ease after discovering that there are many thousands of seriously ill elderly people in Wales paying for their care.
The son of Daylami, who won the Budweiser Irish Derby last season, looked ill at ease throughout the Group One contest and finished sev-enth behind outstanding winner Azamour.
With Ryan Giggs ill at ease on the wrong wing at Stamford Bridge and too many lightweights on show at West Brom, there is a growing inability at United to produce the unexpected, to conjure up - a la Duff, Henry, Bergkamp or Mutu - that piece of solo brilliance.
Gilles is ill at ease, but he has no option: What is happening must be lived through, and he sets himself to do it.
Although defiantly grubby and painfully ill at ease, he exudes an underdog charm by virtue of his honesty and his willingness to be as hard on himself as on everyone else.
Not longer cheerful and studious, Amanda is unhappy and ill at ease with her life and her changing body, and her grades are dropping.
Those, I suppose, were just some of my thoughts at the awards ceremony as I looked at Taylor, who was awkward, lanky, ill at ease, yet totally in command at the rostrum, and I remembered all the fun of discovery he had provided me over the past four decades.