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Definition of "unsettle" []

  • To displace from a settled condition; disrupt. (verb-transitive)
  • To make uneasy; disturb. (verb-transitive)
  • To become unsettled. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unsettle" in a sentence
  • "Levi says his work is designed to 'unsettle' viewers by challenging preconceptions of certain materials and objects."
  • "He finally conceded this remains an "unsettle" question in the courts."
  • "I also remarked a singular timidity on his part lest somebody should "unsettle" somebody's faith, -- as if faith did not require exercise as much as any other living thing, and were not all the better for a shaking up now and then."