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Meaning of unsettle

un•set•tle

Pronunciation: (un-set'l), [key]
— v., -tled, -tling.
—v.t.
  1. to alter from a settled state; cause to be no longer firmly fixed or established; render unstable; disturb: Violence unsettled the government.
  2. to shake or weaken (beliefs, feelings, etc.); cause doubt or uncertainty about: doubts unsettling his religious convictions.
  3. to vex or agitate the mind or emotions of; upset; discompose: The quarrel unsettled her.
—v.i.
  1. to become unfixed or disordered.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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