Definition of unsettled
: 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
unsettlednessplay \ˌən-ˈse-təl(d)-nəs\ noun
Examples of unsettled in a Sentence
We have some unsettled business to attend to.
we've been having a lot of unsettled weather lately
Recent Examples of unsettled from the Web
Stocks are having one of their quietest periods in history, despite the unsettled politics and uncertain direction of policy in both the U.S. and abroad.
Forecasters knew Boise and the surrounding areas were in for an unsettled evening.
Colder air aloft is forecast to pool across the Great Lakes over the weekend, turning our weather unsettled.
Attack on Muslims at mosque adds to looming security threat Death toll continues to rise from inferno in tower block London, expanding confidently for decades as one of globalization’s great successes, appears unsettled and under siege.
Collins noted that things like health care costs and contributions to the state retirement plan, which would have a big impact on the future budget, are still unsettled.
Unsettled weather continued Monday, leaving thousands of homes without power in the Charlotte area.
But her stunning rebuke this week of the DNC surprised and unsettled even her allies and former aides, who are fretting in private -- and some in public -- that Clinton is at risk of alienating Democrats who supported her loyally.
The patterns revert back to a more unsettled one this weekend, with lower forecast confidence as well.
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First Known Use of unsettled
UNSETTLED Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of unsettled for Students
1 : not staying the same unsettled weather
2 : feeling nervous, upset, or worried
3 : not finished or determined unsettled business an unsettled question
4 : not paid an unsettled account
5 : not lived in by settlers unsettled territory
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