- not settled or orderly; disordered
- not stable or fixed; changeable; uncertain
- not decided or determined
- not paid, allotted, or otherwise disposed of: an unsettled debt or estate
- ☆ having no settlers; unpopulated
- not established in a place or abode
- Not in a state of order or calmness; disturbed: these unsettled times.
- Likely to change or vary; variable: unsettled weather.
- a. Not determined or resolved: an unsettled issue.b. Uncertain or doubtful: were still unsettled with respect to their future plans.
- Not paid or adjusted; outstanding: an unsettled bill.
- Uninhabited or not occupied by settlers: unsettled territory.
- Not fixed or established: an unsettled lifestyle.
(comparative more unsettled, superlative most unsettled)
- Disturbed, upset.
- I was unsettled by the sudden outburst, and since I didn't know what to do I just stood there, confused.
- Not in a steady condition, uncertain, subject to change.
- Not populated, having no settlers or other inhabitants.
- We need to settle this bill; even if you think the charge is too high we can't just leave it unsettled.
- Simple past tense and past participle of unsettle.
Variant of unsettle
transitive verbunsettled, unsettling
to make unsettled, insecure, or unstable; disturb, displace, disarrange, or disorder
to become unsettled