from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

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


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