unsettling Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “unsettling” in the English Dictionary

"unsettling" in British English

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uk   /ʌnˈset.əl.ɪŋ/  us   /-ˈset̬-/

unsettling adjective (CHANGING)


unsettling adjective (WORRYING)

causingworry or anxiety: One of the documentary's many unsettling ​images is of a ​childplaying with her father's ​gun.
verb [T] uk   us   /-əl/
The airline's ​decision to ​cutairfares is ​likely to unsettle the ​market. Even the most ​experiencedbatsmen were ​unsettled by the ​speed of this ​bowler.
(Definition of unsettling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unsettling" in American English

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 us   /ʌnˈset·lɪŋ, -ˈset̬·əl·ɪŋ/

unsettling adjective (CHANGEABLE)

that ​causessudden, ​unexpectedchanges: A ​rise in ​unemployment has an unsettling ​effect on the ​stockmarket.

unsettling adjective (ANXIOUS)

making you ​feelanxious and ​worried: I ​received the unsettling ​news that I may ​lose my ​job next ​month.
(Definition of unsettling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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