unsettling


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un·set·tle

 (ŭn-sĕt′l)
tr.v. un·set·tled, un·set·tling, un·set·tles
1. To change from a settled condition; disrupt: Strikes unsettled the economy.
2. To make uneasy; disturb: We were unsettled by the gruesome news.

un·set′tle·ment n.
un·set′tling·ly adv.

unsettling

(ʌnˈsɛtəlɪŋ)
adj
making one feel rather worried or uncertain
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unsettling

adjective disturbing, worrying, troubling, upsetting, alarming, distressing, dismaying, disconcerting, disquieting The prospect of change of this kind has an unsettling effect.

unsettling

adjective
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unsettling

[ˈʌnˈsetlɪŋ] ADJ [influence, effect] → desestabilizador; [experience, dream] → perturbador; [thought] → inquietante
this is an unsettling time for us allesta época es preocupante para todos nosotros
it is unsettling to know he could be watching meme inquieta saber que podría estar vigilándome

unsettling

[ʌnˈsɛtəlɪŋ] adj [experience] → perturbant(e); [sense of humour] → déconcertant(e); [film, book] → perturbant(e), troublant(e); [effect] → perturbateur/trice

unsettling

adj change, pace of lifeaufreibend; time alsoaufregend; defeat, knowledgeverunsichernd; question, thought, news, book, film, atmospherebeunruhigend; musicirritierend; to have an unsettling effect on somebodyjdn aus dem Gleis werfen; (defeat, failure also) → jdn verunsichern; on children alsojdn verstören; it is unsettling to know he could be watching mees beunruhigt mich zu wissen, dass er mich beobachten könnte

unsettling

[ʌnˈsɛtlɪŋ] adjinquietante
the news had an unsettling effect on me → la notizia mi ha scombussolato
References in classic literature ?
I am terribly unhappy too about this same boy of his; he was running up fast into manhood, and bade fare to be no worse man, face and figure, than his father, but some one, either god or man, has been unsettling his mind, so he has gone off to Pylos to try and get news of his father, and the suitors are lying in wait for him as he is coming home, in the hope of leaving the house of Arceisius without a name in Ithaca.
Hence it is to be remarked that, in seizing a state, the usurper ought to examine closely into all those injuries which it is necessary for him to inflict, and to do them all at one stroke so as not to have to repeat them daily; and thus by not unsettling men he will be able to reassure them, and win them to himself by benefits.
But such things were inconceivable in New York, and unsettling to think of.
I was born into this unfinished contention with all its chances and changes, and it began to unsettle me before I quite knew the difference between a suit at law and a suit of clothes; and it has gone on unsettling me ever since; and here I am now, conscious sometimes that I am but a worthless fellow to love my confiding cousin Ada.
Anne tried to put all unsettling hopes out of her heart, and reconcile herself to a future where work and ambition must take the place of love.
Peg's predictions had been unsettling, and our nerves had all been more or less strained during our sojourn under her roof.
The gaieties of London, I fear," he protested gently, "have proved a little unsettling.
I am not only unsettled and unhappy myself, but I am conscious of unsettling and interfering with other people.
And it is time too after mak ing himself and me talked about ashore the last voyage I was here, and then now again; coming on board every evening unsettling the girl's mind, and saying nothing.
The rest of the Gilbert property being left to Arthur's father, I could at any time, without unsettling more than the two sums, have made a pretence of finding it.
what would Pa say if he knew of Sackville Street, and what would Ma say if she was kept waiting on the doorsteps of that dreadful turban, and there never were such pawing horses as ours unsettling my mind every moment more and more when I want more mind than I have got, by pawing up Mr Boffin's street where they have no business to be.
They arose from the unsettling of the minds of the masses, and the consequent weakening of all authority.