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Definition 1: not settled or established - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unsettled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unsettled lifestyle

(unsettled is similar to ...) continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

"a drifting double-dealer" "the floating population" "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

(unsettled is similar to ...) having no fixed course

"an erratic comet" "his life followed a wandering course" "a planetary vagabond"

(unsettled is similar to ...) without nationality or citizenship

"stateless persons"

(unsettled is similar to ...) habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work

"appalled by the social conditions of migrant life" "migratory workers"

(unsettled is similar to ...) migratory

"a restless mobile society" "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins" "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future" "wandering tribes"

(unsettled is similar to ...) traveling especially on foot

"peripatetic country preachers" "a poor wayfaring stranger"

(unsettled is similar to ...) traveling from place to place to work

"itinerant labor" "an itinerant judge"

(unsettled is similar to ...) wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community

"led a vagabond life" "a rootless wanderer"

(unsettled is similar to ...) lacking a particular location

Definition 2: still in doubt - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unsettled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unsettled issue
  • an unsettled state of mind

(unsettled is similar to ...) unsettled in mind or opinion

"drew a few tentative conclusions"

(unsettled is similar to ...) not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought

"an open question" "our position on this bill is still undecided" "our lawsuit is still undetermined"

Definition 3: not yet settled - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unsettled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unsettled territory

(unsettled is similar to ...) not having inhabitants; not lived in

"an uninhabited island" "gaping doors of uninhabited houses"

Definition 4: subject to change - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unsettled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a changeable climate
  • the weather is uncertain
  • unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other

Synonyms for unsettled in the sense of this definition

(unsettled is similar to ...) liable to or capable of change

"rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable" "variable winds" "variable expenses"

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