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
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.
Dexter Fowler, who endured an unsettling free-agent period before returning to the Cubs and helping to lead them to their first World Series title since 1908, will receive his 2016 championship ring wearing the uniform of the rival Cardinals.
To people like Martine Postma, this is unsettling – and unnecessary.
This scene would be scary on its own—but its power grows exponentially in the stark contrast between the laugh-inducingly childlike Dougie-Coop and this unsettling, dead-eyed pretender.
The New York Post has uncovered the most unsettling pre-Hamptons trend: vasectomies.
The first two hours of Showtime's revival of Twin Peaks was just as unsettling, weird and funny as the original, and impossible to review — according to THR's critic Daniel Fienberg.
As the couple’s rebellious teenage son, Gabe, Justin W. Yu delivers an unsettling combination of charm and menace.
The experience is simultaneously unsettling, illuminating, and empowering.
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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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