adjective \ˌən-ˈset-liŋ, -ˈse-təl-iŋ\

: making you upset, nervous, worried, etc.

Full Definition of UNSETTLING

:  having the effect of upsetting, disturbing, or discomposing <unsettling images of the war>
un·set·tling·ly \-lē\ adverb

Examples of UNSETTLING

  1. <unsettling new developments in the effort to bring peace and stability to that region>
  2. <had the unsettling task of picking out a coffin and making the other funeral arrangements for his father>

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