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unsettling

adjective uk   /ʌnˈset.əl.ɪŋ/ us    /-ˈset̬-/

unsettling adjective (CHANGING)

causing changeUpsetting and destabilizing

unsettling adjective (WORRYING)

causing worry or anxiety: One of the film's many unsettling images is of a child playing with her father's gun.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
unsettle
verb [T] uk   /-əl/ us  
The airline's decision to cut air fares is likely to unsettle the market. Even the most experienced of West Indian batsmen was unsettled by the sheer speed of this bowler.Upsetting and destabilizingCausing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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