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1. instability

noun. ['ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪti'] unreliability attributable to being unstable.

Synonyms

  • undependableness
  • unreliability
  • undependability

Antonyms

  • reliability
  • dependability
  • dependableness
  • responsibleness

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • stability (English)

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Rhymes with Instability

  • indestructibility
  • unpredictability
  • unprofitability
  • incompatibility
  • transferability
  • respectability
  • predictability
  • invulnerability
  • inflexibility
  • unreliability
  • unbreakability
  • unavailability
  • sustainability
  • profitability
  • marketability
  • maneuverability
  • invincibility
  • inevitability
  • enforceability
  • dependability
  • convertibility
  • collectibility
  • vulnerability
  • survivability
  • infallibility
  • impossibility
  • desirability
  • comparability
  • believability
  • advisability

Sentences with instability


1. Noun, singular or mass
Financial instability had spread to most places around the globe.

Quotes about instability


1. Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

2. We fear death, we shudder at life's instability, we grieve to see the flowers wilt again and again, and the leaves fall, and in our hearts we know that we, too, are transitory and will soon disappear. When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something last longer than we do.
- Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

3. We aren't suggesting that mental instability or unhappiness makes one a better poet, or a poet at all; and contrary to the romantic notion of the artist suffering for his or her work, we think these writers achieved brilliance in spite of their suffering, not because of it.
- Dorianne Laux, The Poet's Companion: A Guide To The Pleasures Of Writing Poetry

2. instability

noun. ['ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪti'] an unstable order.

Antonyms

  • order

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • stability (English)

3. instability

noun. ['ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪti'] a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium.

Synonyms

  • imbalance
  • unbalance

Antonyms

  • equilibrium
  • responsibility
  • motionlessness

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • stability (English)

4. instability

noun. ['ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪti'] the quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute.

Synonyms

  • unsteadiness
  • unstableness

Antonyms

  • steadiness
  • stableness
  • infallibility

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • stability (English)
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