not settled; not fixed or stable; without established order; unorganized; disorganized: an unsettled social order; still unsettled in their new home.
continuously moving or changing; not situated in one place: an unsettled life.
wavering or uncertain, as in opinions or behavior; unstable; erratic: an unsettled state of mind.
not populated or settled, as a region: an unsettled wilderness.
undetermined, as a point at issue; undecided; doubtful: After many years the matter was still unsettled.
not adjusted, closed, or disposed of, as an account, estate, or law case.
liable to change; inconstant; variable: unsettled weather.

1585–95; un-1 + settle1 + -ed2

unsettledness, noun

3. Unsettled, unstable, unsteady imply a lack of fixity, firmness, and dependability. That which is unsettled is not fixed or determined: unsettled weather; unsettled claims. That which is unstable is wavering, changeable; easily moved, shaken, or overthrown: unstable equilibrium; an unstable decision. That which is unsteady is infirm or shaky in position or movement: unsteady on one's feet; unsteady of purpose. 5. indeterminate, unsure. 7. vacillating, fickle, faltering, irresolute.

1, 3. stable.
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verb (used with object), unsettled, unsettling.
to alter from a settled state; cause to be no longer firmly fixed or established; render unstable; disturb: Violence unsettled the government.
to shake or weaken (beliefs, feelings, etc.); cause doubt or uncertainty about: doubts unsettling his religious convictions.
to vex or agitate the mind or emotions of; upset; discompose: The quarrel unsettled her.
verb (used without object), unsettled, unsettling.
to become unfixed or disordered.

1535–45; un-2 + settle1

2. upset, disturb, unbalance, confuse, disconcert.
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unsettle (ʌnˈsɛtəl)
1.  (usually tr) to change or become changed from a fixed or settled condition
2.  (tr) to confuse or agitate (emotions, the mind, etc)

unsettled (ʌnˈsɛtəld)
1.  lacking order or stability: an unsettled era
2.  unpredictable; uncertain: an unsettled climate
3.  constantly changing or moving from place to place: an unsettled life
4.  (of controversy, etc) not brought to an agreed conclusion
5.  (of debts, law cases, etc) not disposed of
6.  (of regions, etc) devoid of settlers

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Word Origin & History

1598, "undo from a fixed position, from un- (2) + settle. Of the mind, feelings, etc., attested from 1644. Unsettled "not peaceful, not firmly established" is recorded from 1591. Meaning "not occupied by settlers" is attested from 1724.
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Example sentences
The geomagnetic field was at predominantly quiet to unsettled levels during the
  past week.
The role of material success in well-being is an unsettled matter.
Dwindling support staff and student services have, no doubt, contributed to a
  particularly unsettled atmosphere on campus of late.
And when he tells them that the politics is unsettled, he's also telling them
  the truth.
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