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Definition of "unsettled" []

  • Not in a state of order or calmness; disturbed: these unsettled times. (adjective)
  • Likely to change or vary; variable: unsettled weather. (adjective)
  • Not determined or resolved: an unsettled issue. (adjective)
  • Uncertain or doubtful: were still unsettled with respect to their future plans. (adjective)
  • Not paid or adjusted; outstanding: an unsettled bill. (adjective)

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 "unsettled" in a sentence
  • "It has created a kind of automobilism -- if the word may be allowed -- of mind and manners, an inclination to be perpetually "on the move," too much pressed for time to do anything at all, permanently unsettled, in fact to be _unsettled_ is its habitual condition if not its recognized plan of life."
  • "You can't blame the NASA engineers when they have families to feed in unsettled times."
  • "The situation at point guard likely will remain unsettled unless Brady Heslip can come in as a freshman and lend some stability."