UK [ʌnˈset(ə)l] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "unsettle":
present tense I/you/we/they unsettle he/she/it unsettles present participle unsettling past tense unsettled past participle unsettled
to make someone feel nervous, confused, or upset

The experience unsettled her profoundly.

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  • Unsettle — Un*set tle, v. i. To become unsettled or unfixed; to be disordered. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unsettle — Un*set tle, v. t. [1st pref. un + settle.] To move or loosen from a settled position or state; to unfix; to displace; to disorder; to confuse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unsettle — index agitate (perturb), confuse (bewilder), confuse (create disorder), discompose, dislocate …   Law dictionary

  • unsettle — (v.) 1590s, undo from a fixed position, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + SETTLE (Cf. settle) (v.). Of the mind, feelings, etc., attested from 1640s. Unsettled not peaceful, not firmly established is recorded from 1590s. Meaning not occupied by settlers is …   Etymology dictionary

  • unsettle — *disorder, derange, disarrange, disorganize, disturb Analogous words: discommode, incommode, trouble (see INCONVENIENCE): upset, agitate, perturb, *discompose, disquiet Antonyms: settle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unsettle — [v] bother, upset agitate, confuse, dement, derange, disarrange, disarray, discommode, discompose, disconcert, disorder, disorganize, displace, disquiet, disrupt, disturb, down, flurry, fluster, fuddle, get to*, jumble, needle, perturb, psych… …   New thesaurus

  • unsettle — ► VERB ▪ cause to be anxious or uneasy; disturb. DERIVATIVES unsettling adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • unsettle — [unset′ l] vt. unsettled, unsettling to make unsettled, insecure, or unstable; disturb, displace, disarrange, or disorder vi. to become unsettled unsettlement n …   English World dictionary

  • unsettle — verb a) To make upset or uncomfortable Dont unsettle the horses or theyll bolt. b) To bring into disorder or disarray Ant: settle …   Wiktionary

  • unsettle — Date: 1598 transitive verb 1. to loosen or move from a settled state or condition ; make unstable ; disorder 2. to perturb or agitate mentally or emotionally ; discompose intransitive verb to become unsettled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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