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unsettlement

[uhn-set-l-muh nt]
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noun
  1. an act or an instance of unsettling.
  2. the state or quality of being unsettled: Such strange behavior caused me some unsettlement.

Origin of unsettlement

First recorded in 1640–50; unsettle + -ment
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