un|set|tled [ ʌn`setld ] adjective
1. ) something such as a problem or argument that is unsettled has not been dealt with successfully:
Some important issues remained unsettled after the peace talks.
2. ) unsettled weather changes a lot during a short period and there is a lot of wind and rain
3. ) nervous, confused, or upset
a ) an unsettled place, situation, or period of time is one in which people feel nervous because things are often changing

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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