unsettled

Something that's unsettled is out of order or unstable in some way. If you've just moved and started at a new school, your whole life may feel unsettled.

An unsettled situation is tumultuous or uncertain, and an unsettled person feels uneasy. You'll feel unsettled if you hear your best friends fight bitterly, or if you hear creepy noises coming from the attic late at night. If something hasn't been resolved yet, you can also describe that as unsettled: "The question of who will go pick up the pizza remains unsettled."

Definitions of unsettled
  1. adjective
    still in doubt
    “an unsettled issue”
    “an unsettled state of mind”
    Synonyms:
    doubtful, tentative
    unsettled in mind or opinion
    open, undecided, undetermined, unresolved
    not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought
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    Antonyms:
    settled
    established or decided beyond dispute or doubt
    accomplished, effected, established
    settled securely and unconditionally
    appointed, decreed, ordained, prescribed
    fixed or established especially by order or command
    determined, dictated, set
    determined or decided upon as by an authority
    deterministic
    being an inevitable consequence of antecedent sufficient causes
    firm
    not subject to revision or change
    preconcerted
    previously arranged or agreed on
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  2. adjective
    subject to change
    unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other”
    synonyms: changeable, uncertain
    variable
    liable to or capable of change
  3. adjective
    not settled or established
    “an unsettled lifestyle”
    Synonyms:
    aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant
    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
    erratic, planetary, wandering
    having no fixed course
    homeless, stateless
    without nationality or citizenship
    migrant, migratory
    habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work
    mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering
    migratory
    peripatetic, wayfaring
    traveling especially on foot
    itinerant
    traveling from place to place to work
    rootless, vagabond
    wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community
    unlocated
    lacking a particular location
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    Antonyms:
    settled
    established in a desired position or place; not moving about
    based
    having a base of operations (often used as a combining form)
    built-up
    peopled with settlers
    located, placed, set, situated
    situated in a particular spot or position
    nonnomadic
    not nomadic or wandering
    relocated, resettled
    settled in a new location
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  4. adjective
    not yet settled
    unsettled territory”
    Synonyms:
    uninhabited
    not having inhabitants; not lived in
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