unsettled

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adjective un·set·tled \ˌən-ˈse-təld\

Definition of unsettled

  1. :  not settled: such asa (1) :  not calm or tranquil :  disturbed unsettled political conditions (2) :  likely to vary widely especially in the near future :  variable unsettled weather (3) :  not settled down unsettled dustb (1) :  not decided or determined :  doubtful an unsettled state of mind (2) :  not resolved or worked out :  undecided an unsettled questionc :  characterized by irregularity an unsettled lifed :  not inhabited or populated unsettled lande :  mentally unbalancedf (1) :  not disposed of according to law an unsettled estate (2) :  not paid or discharged unsettled debts

unsettledness

play \ˌən-ˈse-təl(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of unsettled in a Sentence

  1. We have some unsettled business to attend to.

  2. we've been having a lot of unsettled weather lately

Recent Examples of unsettled from the Web

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First Known Use of unsettled

circa 1586


UNSETTLED Defined for English Language Learners

unsettled

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Definition of unsettled for English Language Learners

  • : feeling nervous, upset, or worried : not comfortable

  • : not lived in by people : not inhabited or populated

  • : not yet finally decided or dealt with


UNSETTLED Defined for Kids

unsettled

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adjective un·set·tled \ˌən-ˈse-təld\

Definition of unsettled for Students

  1. 1 :  not staying the same unsettled weather

  2. 2 :  feeling nervous, upset, or worried

  3. 3 :  not finished or determined unsettled business an unsettled question

  4. 4 :  not paid an unsettled account

  5. 5 :  not lived in by settlers unsettled territory



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