un·​set·​tle·​ment | \ ˌən-ˈse-tᵊl-mənt How to pronounce unsettlement (audio) \

Definition of unsettlement

1 : an act, process, or instance of unsettling
2 : the quality or state of being unsettled

Examples of unsettlement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first sign of unsettlement is when Carl starts bringing mismatched chairs to Jody’s shop, where the play takes place, claiming his own apartment is too small. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Lonely Planet,’ Mismatched Friends and an Unnamed Plague," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of unsettlement

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unsettlement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsettlement. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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