Definition of unsettling
: having the effect of upsetting, disturbing, or discomposing unsettling images of the war
unsettlinglyplay \ˌən-ˈset-liŋ-lē, -ˈse-təl-iŋ-\ adverb
Examples of unsettling in a Sentence
unsettling new developments in the effort to bring peace and stability to that region
had the unsettling task of picking out a coffin and making the other funeral arrangements for his father
Recent Examples of unsettling from the Web
This was unsettling to the party’s opponents and was made more so not just by the AKP’s electoral successes, but also by the way these victories advanced and reinforced religious sensibilities in Turkey.
News of the unsettling discovery soon reached Jim Rosenstock, who worked in resource management for the National Park Service and also happened to be a local history buff.
When Americans step back and consider this stunning series of actions, they should be left with unsettling questions: What are Donald Trump’s reasons for doing this?
The inflammatory protest and street violence footage remains as unsettling as ever.
The changes that some Saudis are finding so unsettling are part of the grand roadmap for the kingdom’s future the royal family unveiled just over a year ago.
The revelation led a judge to order Jones’ release, raising the unsettling question: What if your doppelganger commits a crime?
Based on the buzz and reviews for Jordan Peele’s unsettling horror film, my anticipation was driving me insane.
The city of Hartford also faces the possibility of filing for bankruptcy and the state government is caught in a downward budget deficit spiral, unsettling for businesses that look for some degree of certainty, experts said.
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First Known Use of unsettling
UNSETTLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unsettling for English Language Learners
: making you upset, nervous, worried, etc.
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