What does ill at ease mean?


Idiom Meaning:

worried or uncomfortable


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


The Big Bang Theory “The Benefactor Factor” (2011)

Time of Scene: n/a

Mrs. Latham: There’s nothing I like better than making smart people feel ill at ease.

Leonard Hofstadter: Why?

Mrs. Latham: Oh, I don’t know, it’s one of the fun things you get to do when you have lots of money.


High Fidelity (2000)

Time of Scene: 00:35:40

Rob: She didn’t make me miserable, or anxious, or ill at ease. You know, it sounds boring, but it wasn’t. It wasn’t spectacular either. It was just good. But really good.

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The Golden Girls “A Little Romance” (1985)

Time of Scene: 00:07:40

Blanche: Oh! Oh, I have never been so embarrassed in my entire life. I made a fool of myself, didn’t I?

Dorothy: Yes!

Blanche: Well, I feel awful, just awful!

Dorothy: Listen, if you don’t want tonight to turn into a total disaster, you have to stop being so self-conscious.

Blanche: Oh, well you’re right, of course. If I’m self-conscious, he’ll be ill at ease. I can’t allow that to happen. It would be un-Southern.

Dorothy: That’s a good belle.

Blanche: Dorothy, get the door. Shrimp?



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