unsettling

adjective un·set·tling \ ˌən-ˈset-liŋ , -ˈse-tᵊl-iŋ \
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of unsettling

: having the effect of upsetting, disturbing, or discomposing
  • unsettling images of the war

unsettlingly

play \ˌən-ˈset-liŋ-lē, -ˈse-tᵊl-iŋ-\ adverb

Examples of unsettling in a Sentence

  1. unsettling new developments in the effort to bring peace and stability to that region

  2. had the unsettling task of picking out a coffin and making the other funeral arrangements for his father

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First Known Use of unsettling

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UNSETTLING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of unsettling for English Language Learners

  • : making you upset, nervous, worried, etc.



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