from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not in a state of order or calmness; disturbed.
  • adjective Likely to change or vary; variable.
  • adjective Not determined or resolved.
  • adjective Uncertain or doubtful.
  • adjective Not paid or adjusted; outstanding.
  • adjective Uninhabited or not occupied by settlers.
  • adjective Not fixed or established.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Disturbed, upset.
  • adjective Not in a steady condition, uncertain, subject to change.
  • adjective Not populated, having no settlers or other inhabitants.
  • adjective Unpaid.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unsettle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not settled or established
  • adjective subject to change
  • adjective still in doubt
  • adjective not yet settled


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