ill at ease translation | English-French dictionary

ill at ease adj.
dépaysé ; mal à l'aise

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
se sentir mal à l'aise
à l'aise
(au) repos
se sentir à l'aise
bien dans ma peau
bien dans sa peau
bien dans sa peau
'ill at ease' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
feel ill at ease
feel ill at ease
feel ill at ease
ill at ease ; edgy ; not well ; stifled ; uncomfortable in his/her own skin
to be ill at ease
to make sb feel ill at ease
feel uncomfortable ; feel five inches tall ; feel ill at ease
Être mal à l'aise
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   (=easiness)   facilité    f  , aisance    f     
→ For ease of reference, only the relevant extracts are included.        
with ease      sans difficulté, aisément  
→ Anne was capable of passing her exams with ease.        
a life of ease      une vie facile  
→ She lived a life of ease.        
at ease        (gen)    à l'aise  
(au) repos  
→ At ease, Sergeant. This is completely informal.        
stand at ease!        (MILITARY)   repos!  
to feel at ease      (=relaxed)   se sentir à l'aise  
→ I will feel more at ease when I know where she is.        
to feel at ease with sb      être à l'aise avec qn  
→ It is essential to feel at ease with your therapist.        
→ I don't feel at ease with her.        
to be ill at ease      (=uncomfortable)   se sentir mal à l'aise  
→ She has often seemed ill at ease in the communications role        
→ an effort to ease tensions in the area        
  [+problem]   atténuer  
→ Privatisation should gradually ease this problem.        
  [+pain]   calmer  
→ I gave him some brandy to ease the pain.        
   (=loosen)   relâcher, détendre
   (=move gently)  
to ease sth in      faire pénétrer qch délicatement, faire pénétrer qch avec douceur  
to ease sth out      faire sortir qch délicatement, faire sortir qch avec douceur  
to ease sth out of sth      déplacer qch avec précaution de qch  
→ It took eight men to ease the piano out of the lorry.        
   [situation]   se détendre
[pain, grief, tension]  
→ Tensions had eased.        
→ With time, my grief at my father's death has eased.        
→ The pain was beginning to ease.        
[rain, snow]   se calmer  
→ The snow had eased.        

ease off  
      vi   (=decrease)  
se calmer  
→ The rain had eased off.        
[pressure]   diminuer  
→ These days, the pressure has eased off.        
   [person]   (=slow down)   ralentir  
(=take things more easily)  
se détendre  
→ When people say, 'Are you going to ease off?' the answer is no.        
      vt sep  
→ We knew that we mustn't ease off the pace.        
   to ease one's foot off the accelerator      lever le pied (de l'accélérateur)  
ease up  
   (=make less effort)  
relâcher ses efforts  
→ He told supporters not to ease up even though he's leading in the presidential race.        
→ Christie eased up over the last 10m but still won easily.        
[rain, wind]  
se calmer  
→ The wind had eased up.        
      adj   mal à l'aise  
→ He was ill at ease with people whom he didn't understand.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
See also:

ease up, ease off, easel, erase

"ill at ease": examples and translations in context
I think he was very ill at ease that my sister and I were there. Je crois qu'il était mal à l'aise que ma sœur et moi soyons là.
There's nothing I like better... ...than making smart people feel ill at ease. Il n'y a rien de mieux que de mettre mal à l'aise les gens intelligents.
You've stopped making me feel as ill at ease as you used to. Tu as arrêté de me faire me sentir mal à l'aise comme tu faisais avant.
Honestly, wife, I'm ill at ease with them. Oh, honnêtement, femme, je suis mal à l'aise avec eux.
They're already so ill at ease with us. Ils sont toujours si mal à l'aise avec nous.
Of course, Mr Goebbels put forward a number of good ideas in his report – such as encouraging certain types of investment in social services or in sustainable development – but he seems ill at ease with the crux of the issue, which is that economic efficiency follows clearly defined rules and that it is dangerous to overlook them. ... de bonnes idées dans son rapport - comme celle de favoriser certains types d'investissements dans les services sociaux ou dans le développement durable - mais il semble mal s'accommoder de l'essentiel, à savoir que l'efficacité économique obéit à des règles bien définies et qu'il est dangereux de les nier.
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