unsettling Definition

causing anxiety or unease; disturbing.

Using unsettling: Examples

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

  • Example

    The movie was quite unsettling, with its graphic violence and disturbing imagery.

  • Example

    The news of the accident was very unsettling for everyone involved.

  • Example

    The strange noises in the house were unsettling to the new tenants.

unsettling Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for unsettling

Antonyms for unsettling


Summary: unsettling in Brief

The term 'unsettling' [ʌnˈsɛtlɪŋ] refers to something that causes anxiety or unease. It is often used to describe things like movies, news, or noises that are disturbing or disconcerting. Synonyms include 'disturbing' and 'troubling,' while antonyms include 'calming' and 'comforting.'

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