What does unsettled mean?

Definitions for unsettled
ʌnˈsɛt ldun·set·tled

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsettledadjective

    still in doubt

    "an unsettled issue"; "an unsettled state of mind"

  2. unsettledadjective

    not settled or established

    "an unsettled lifestyle"

  3. changeable, uncertain, unsettledadjective

    subject to change

    "a changeable climate"; "the weather is uncertain"; "unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other"

  4. unsettledadjective

    not yet settled

    "unsettled territory"


  1. unsettledadjective

    Disturbed, upset.

  2. unsettledadjective

    Not in a steady condition, uncertain, subject to change.

  3. unsettledadjective

    Not populated, having no settlers or other inhabitants.

  4. unsettledadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unsettledadjective

    Impartially judge, whether from the very first day that our religion was unsettled, and church government flung out of doors, the civil government has ever been able to fix upon a sure foundation. Robert South, Sermons.

    A solemn air, and the best comforter
    To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains. William Shakespeare.

    Prepar’d I was not
    For such a business; there am I found
    So much unsettled. William Shakespeare.

    With them, a bastard of the king deceas’d,
    And all th’ unsettl’d humours of the land,
    Rash, inconsiderate, fiery, voluntary. William Shakespeare.

    Uncertain and unsettled he remains
    Deep vers’d in books, and shallow in himself. John Milton.

    A covetous man deliberated betwixt the qualms of a wambling stomach, and an unsettled mind. Roger L'Estrange.

    Unsettled virtue stormy may appear;
    Honour, like mine, serenely is severe. Dryden.

    March and September, the two equinoxes, are the most windy and tempestuous, the most unsettl’d and unequable seasons in most countries. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    My cruel fate,
    And doubts attending an unsettled state,
    Forc’d me to guard my coast. Dryden.

    David supposed that it could not stand with the duty which he owed unto God, to set himself in an house of cedar trees, and to behold the ark of the Lord’s covenant unsettled. Richard Hooker.


  1. Unsettled

    Unsettled is a 2007 documentary feature film written, directed, and produced by Adam Hootnick, depicting the experiences of six young Israeli adults taking part in the Gaza disengagement of August, 2005. Its soundtrack features Matisyahu and other Israeli and Jewish pop music, and original music by Jon Lee. The movie had a limited theatrical release and received acclaim at numerous film festivals, such as the Florida Film Festival and the Temecula Valley International Film Festival, most notably winning the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival.


  1. unsettled

    Unsettled refers to a state or condition of being undecided, unorganized, unresolved, or inconsistent. It can be used to describe various things, from weather conditions (indicating changeability or unpredictability), real estate transactions (which are not yet completed or closed), emotional states (showing anxiety or unease), or public issues or matters (which are yet to be agreed upon or resolved).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsettled in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsettled in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unsettled in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Some men never seem to grow old. Always active in thought, always ready to adopt new ideas, they are never chargeable with foggyism. Satisfied, yet ever dissatisfied, settled, yet ever unsettled, they always enjoy the best of what is, are the first to find the best of what will be.

  2. Chief Executive Christopher Anzalone:

    It's a complicated and unsettled IP landscape and we have just increased our freedom here.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them.

  4. Jordan Thomas:

    Whistleblowers are vulnerable, whistleblowers shouldn't have to make these sorts of decisions without being fully informed of the state of the law, and the state of the law is unsettled.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    These are the most unsettled times I can remember since I have been in government. The last thing we need are politicians creating anxiety for no good reason.

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