un·​set·​tle·​ment ˌən-ˈse-tᵊl-mənt How to pronounce unsettlement (audio)
: an act, process, or instance of unsettling
: 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, 19 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsettlement was in 1648

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“Unsettlement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsettlement. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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