Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

unsettling

unsettling
Meaning(s)
1) something that leads to a state of unease or disorder
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    • had an unsettling effect on
  • Analysis
    'Unsettling' is an adjective used to describe something which causes anxiety or unease, or which is disturbing. Similar in meaning to 'unnerving' or 'disturbing'. 
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The country's economic crash had an unsettling effect on stock markets around the globe, causing share prices to plunge overnight.
    2. It was dark in the forest, and a thick fog hung eerily in the air. The whole atmosphere was very unsettling.
    3. I was so unsettled after the argument with my colleague that I couldn't concentrate on my work.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The country's economic crash had an unsettling effect on stock markets around the globe, causing share prices to plunge overnight.
    2. The Prime Minister's coarse comments have had an unsettling effect in Parliament today.
    3. The collapse of the peace talks has left everyone feeling understandably unsettled
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