unsettled

unsettled
[[t]ʌ̱nse̱t(ə)ld[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED In an unsettled situation, there is a lot of uncertainty about what will happen.

Britain's unsettled political scene also worries some investors...

The junk market has been unsettled for the past seven months.

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2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ If you are unsettled, you cannot concentrate on anything because you are worried.

A lot of people wake up every day with a sense of being unsettled and disturbed...

To tell the truth, I'm a bit unsettled tonight.

3) ADJ An unsettled argument or dispute has not yet been resolved.

They were in the process of resolving all the unsettled issues...

Can one even talk of stability in the Middle East as long as the conflict is still unsettled?

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4) ADJ: usu ADJ n Unsettled places are places where no people have yet lived.

Until very recently Texas was an unsettled frontier.

5) ADJ-GRADED Unsettled weather is unpredictable and changes a lot.

Despite the unsettled weather, we had a marvellous weekend.


English dictionary. 2008.

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