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What does unsettled mean?
Something that is unsettled is not stable or is unorganized, as in While the contractor works on the kitchen, all of our kitchen things are unsettled.
Unsettled is most often used figuratively to mean undecided, unadjusted, or wavering. Someone who is unsettled is normally disturbed by some type of imagery or by a decision they have made. They may be unable to focus or have a lot of different emotions—they feel unsettled.
Literally, something that is unsettled is off balance, moving constantly, or unstable. A building slowly sliding down a hill is an example of a structure that has become unsettled. Unsettled can apply to anything that moves, such as animals, vehicles, or even rainclouds. When you say movement is unsettled, you’re saying the movement is erratic.
Unsettled land is land where no one or very few people live.
Example: That scary movie made me so unsettled that I couldn’t sleep for a week.
Where does unsettled come from?
The first records of the term unsettled come from the 1580s. It combines the prefix un– meaning “not,” the English word settle, meaning “to appoint or fix,” and the suffix –ed, which creates adjectives out of verbs.
You might hear someone described as unsettled to mean they have no stable home or base. The term unsettled is sometimes used to describe refugees or migrants from warring nations who are forced to leave their homes. The 2019 movie Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America is an example of this usage. The film deals with several LGBTQ+ refugees fleeing their home nations to live in a more accepting United States.
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- unsettledness (noun)
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How is unsettled used in real life?
Unsettled is most often used to describe how a person feels about something.
I get remarkable unsettled when people (: instead of :).
— Hank Green (@hankgreen) November 23, 2020
Anyone else feeling super duper unsettled these days because you're trying to make various big life decisions because you kind of have to but it feels impossible to plan anything at all?
— Ilana Masad (@ilanaslightly) October 5, 2020
October 1st. Not quite t-shirt weather. Not quite knitwear weather. A deeply unsettled nation walks around in their big coat and flip flops.
— innocent drinks (@innocent) October 1, 2015
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How to use unsettled in a sentence
The three people who recounted the president’s unsettled response spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.Trump and his campaign try to allay concerns about trailing Biden in television ads|Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
I also avoid the unsettled tummy I sometimes get from other post-workout shakes and meals.
So after Lagarias and Shor, the only unsettled dimensions were seven, eight and nine.
That growing body of research can help explain the unrest people are now experiencing as beloved rituals go virtual or get punted to some unsettled future.Why do we miss the rituals put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic?|Sujata Gupta|August 14, 2020|Science News
When India gained its independence in 1947, it inherited unsettled frontiers with several neighbours.
If these issues raise uncomfortable questions for Democrats, Clinton has reasons not to be too unsettled.
They were the women voters who turned to the GOP in the past when things got unsettled internationally.
“Things have been pretty unsettled,” said third-year student Joe Pittman.Person of Interest Identified in Disappearance of UVA Student Hannah Graham|Julia Horowitz|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The details of exactly what Obama would do and how many people stood to get legal status were unsettled.
Unsettled by the reality that the cops can't help them, Oakland residents are hiring private patrols.
The ensuing day the weather was still squally and unsettled.
There is no doubt the Government land unsettled and untouched in this province amounts to 90 per cent.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The comtesse vanished at the end of six months, leaving a board bill unsettled.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
These and other unsettled points the following inquiry attempts to make clear.A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy|Alexander Hughes Bennett
Last year the great question of the Spanish succession was unsettled, and there was serious danger of a general war.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay