from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being unsettled; upset or unrest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of unsettling, or state of being unsettled; disturbance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of unsettling. The state of being unsettled; unsettledness; confusion; disturbance.


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  • I lingered long after the show ended hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the persons responsible for my unsettlement.

    Shadow Play

  • For all I am concerned, my unsettlement or no, he can validly stake his ethnic claim and I will respect it.

    Matthew Yglesias » The World Turned Upside Down

  • If the unsettlement digs in, then I shall be in the middle of six books for the next week.

    Even in a little thing

  • Moral theologian, Joseph Delaney, defines fear as “the unsettlement of soul consequent upon the apprehension of some present or future danger.”

    Archive 2009-07-05

  • But what is hard to deny is the fact that after the Reformation, that unease and unsettlement, that sense of the 'homelessness' of the human self in a world where you couldn't take for granted that society (even Christian society) would tell you who you were and what your task was, became more and more sharply marked.

    Archbishop's Liverpool lecture: Europe, Faith and Culture

  • "The double process of Jewish settlement and Palestinian unsettlement, is played out on an intimately small scale, and on a daily basis throughout the West Bank." [italics added] As for Gaza, "it is a controlled strangulation that apparently falls within the generous limits of international toleration," a toleration abetted by a compliant media that does not put it all into the context of a 'Washington consensus', occupation, and international law.

    Book Review - Palestine Inside Out - Saree Makdisi

  • The year 1857 was one of unsettlement in Ibsen's condition.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • The United States (federal) agenda is 'intervened' into, to make hearing and redress of grievances brought up to that level, above the parity of States which contend some unsettlement between them they cannot work out equally fair in just balance.


  • It is the last three arias that really take the breath away; the first two are very fine, but there are traces of unsettlement when she sustains tones around the top of the staff. and there are other “Piangeròs” on records that offer healthy competition.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • The resident Director acquiesced rather sulkily, as if the gratification of replenishing his stomach had been impaired by the unsettlement of his preconceived opinions in reference to its situation.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit


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