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un·set·tled / ˌənˈsetld/ • adj. 1. lacking stability: an unsettled childhood. ∎  worried and uneasy: she felt edgy and unsettled. ∎  liable to change; unpredictable: a spell of unsettled weather. ∎  not yet resolved: one important question remains unsettled. ∎  (of a bill) not yet paid.2. (of an area) having no settlers or inhabitants.DERIVATIVES: un·set·tled·ness n.