American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not in a state of order or calmness; disturbed: these unsettled times.
- adj. Likely to change or vary; variable: unsettled weather.
- adj. Not determined or resolved: an unsettled issue.
- adj. Uncertain or doubtful: were still unsettled with respect to their future plans.
- adj. Not paid or adjusted; outstanding: an unsettled bill.
- adj. Not populated; uninhabited: unsettled territory.
- adj. Not fixed or established: an unsettled lifestyle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not settled; not fixed in resolution; not determined; unsteady or wavering; fickle; fluctuating; of the mind, disturbed; deranged.
- Not determined, as something in doubt; not freed from uncertainty: as, an unsettled question.
- Having no fixed place of abode; not established. Unequal; not regular; changeable: as, unsettled weather. Not having the lees or dregs deposited; turbid; roily: as, an unsettled liquid. Not adjusted; not liquidated; unpaid: as, an unsettled dispute; an unsettled bill. Having no inhabitants; not occupied by permanent inhabitants: as, unsettled lands.
- Disturbed; lawless.
- adj. Disturbed, upset.
- adj. Not in a steady condition, uncertain, subject to change.
- adj. Not populated, having no settlers or other inhabitants.
- adj. Unpaid.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of unsettle.
- adj. not settled or established
- adj. subject to change
- adj. still in doubt
- adj. not yet settled
“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.”
“It made his stomach churn, already unsettled from the shifting g-forces of the shuttlecraft.”
“People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.”
“They remain unsettled at fullback after releasing Henderson.”
“Of course, I did not order the steak ... still feeling more than a little unsettled from the fishing adventure.”
“With the league backing off its demand to link revenues with player costs, the players responded by accepting a salary cap during negotiations that took place in nearby Niagara Falls, N.Y. Still unsettled is where to set the cap.”
“Still unsettled is the fate of left-hander John Halama.”
“She instinctively knew he was OK - she heard his voice - and yet the call unsettled her.”
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