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unsettled

[ uhn-set-ld ]
/ ʌnˈsɛt ld /
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adjective
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Origin of unsettled

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + settle1 + -ed2

synonym study for unsettled

3. Unsettled, unstable, unsteady imply a lack of fixity, firmness, and dependability. That which is unsettled is not fixed or determined: unsettled weather; unsettled claims. That which is unstable is wavering, changeable; easily moved, shaken, or overthrown: unstable equilibrium; an unstable decision. That which is unsteady is infirm or shaky in position or movement: unsteady on one's feet; unsteady of purpose.

OTHER WORDS FROM unsettled

un·set·tled·ness, noun
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How to use unsettled in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unsettled

unsettled
/ (ʌnˈsɛtəld) /

adjective
lacking order or stabilityan unsettled era
unpredictable; uncertainan unsettled climate
constantly changing or moving from place to placean unsettled life
(of controversy, etc) not brought to an agreed conclusion
(of debts, law cases, etc) not disposed of
(of regions, etc) devoid of settlers

Derived forms of unsettled

unsettledness, noun
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