adjective Date: circa 1586 not settled: as a. (1) not calm or tranquil ; disturbed <
unsettled political conditions
(2) likely to vary widely especially in the near future ; variable <
unsettled weather
(3) not settled down <
unsettled dust
b. (1) not decided or determined ; doubtful <
an unsettled state of mind
(2) not resolved or worked out ; undecided <
an unsettled question
c. characterized by irregularity <
an unsettled life
d. not inhabited or populated <
unsettled land
e. mentally unbalanced f. (1) not disposed of according to law <
an unsettled estate
(2) not paid or discharged <
unsettled debts
unsettledness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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