unsettle

  • 1 Unsettle — Un*set tle, v. i. To become unsettled or unfixed; to be disordered. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 unsettle — 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… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 unsettle — /un set l/, v., unsettled, unsettling. v.t. 1. to alter from a settled state; cause to be no longer firmly fixed or established; render unstable; disturb: Violence unsettled the government. 2. to shake or weaken (beliefs, feelings, etc.); cause… …

    Universalium

  • 13 unsettle — Synonyms and related words: addle, addle the wits, agitate, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, bewilder, bother, bug, cloud, confuse, convulse, daze, dazzle, derange, disarrange, disarray, discombobulate, discomfit, discommode, discompose,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 unsettle — v. (R) it unsettled me to see them quarrel * * * [ʌn setl] (R) it unsettled me to see them quarrel …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 unsettle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. upset, disturb, disarrange, displace; unhinge, derange, unbalance. See disorder, surprise. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. disrupt, displace, disarrange; see bother 2 , 3 , disturb 2 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 unsettle — un|set|tle [ʌnˈsetl] v [T] to make someone feel slightly nervous, worried, or upset ▪ The sudden changes unsettled Judy …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 unsettle — un|set|tle [ ʌn setl ] verb transitive to make someone feel nervous, confused, or upset: The experience unsettled her profoundly …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 unsettle — [[t]ʌ̱nse̱t(ə)l[/t]] unsettles, unsettling, unsettled VERB If something unsettles you, it makes you feel rather worried or uncertain. [V n] The presence of the two policemen unsettled her. Syn: disturb …

    English dictionary

  • 19 unsettle — v. disturb; confuse; cause worry …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 unsettle — verb make anxious or uneasy; disturb. Derivatives unsettlement noun unsettling adjective unsettlingly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary