verb (used with object), un·set·tled, un·set·tling.
verb (used without object), un·set·tled, un·set·tling.
Examples from the Web for unsettling
But this same Christmas story and message should be unsettling, even disturbing, to those of us who are well off.
This is entirely understandable—after all, it is unsettling that a physician could make such an obvious mistake.
And it was this vision of America, as unsettling as it was, that resonated and made his death meaningful.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman is, in the end, unsettling.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet the eerie echoing of the earlier faux interview in another major media outlet was unsettling for jazz lovers.
But while the individual may not assert himself to the unsettling of church order, the privilege is still common property.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus|G. A. Chadwick
Yet there are surely times when there is nought / So needed as unsettling, just to get / Out of old ruts, and seek a nobler life.
"I never rush to conclusions," was Hazen's remark after a moment of possibly mutual heart-beat and unsettling suspense.The Chief Legatee|Anna Katharine Green
Diplomacy, as offered by the United States Government, is a most unsettling thing, anyway.Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy
A farmer in Hampshire was sorely distressed by the unsettling of his barn.The Fairy Mythology|Thomas Keightley
British Dictionary definitions for unsettling
Word Origin and History for unsettling
1590s, "undo from a fixed position, from un- (2) + settle (v.). Of the mind, feelings, etc., attested from 1640s. Unsettled "not peaceful, not firmly established" is recorded from 1590s. Meaning "not occupied by settlers" is attested from 1724. Related: Unsettled; unsettling.