unsettled Definition

  • 1not calm or tranquil; disturbed
  • 2not fixed or certain; doubtful or unresolved
  • 3not lived in or populated; uninhabited

Using unsettled: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unsettled" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The storm left the sea unsettled for days.

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    She felt unsettled and anxious about the upcoming exam.

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    The issue of climate change remains unsettled.

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    The town was completely unsettled after the earthquake.

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    He left his job and became a wanderer, living in unsettled places.

unsettled Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with unsettled

  • a feeling of nausea or discomfort in the stomach


    She couldn't eat anything because of her unsettled stomach.

  • a disagreement or argument that has not been resolved


    The two countries have an unsettled border dispute.

  • a life characterized by lack of stability or permanence


    After his divorce, he led an unsettled life, moving from place to place.


Summary: unsettled in Brief

The adjective 'unsettled' [ʌnˈsɛtld] describes a state of disturbance or uncertainty. It can refer to physical conditions like an unsettled sea or an unsettled stomach, or abstract concepts like unsettled disputes or issues. 'Unsettled' also means uninhabited or not lived in, as in unsettled places. Informally, it can be used to describe jittery or edgy feelings.