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1. unstable

adjective. ['ənˈsteɪbəl'] lacking stability or fixity or firmness.

Synonyms

  • shaky
  • temporary
  • inconstant
  • unsteady
  • crank
  • tottering
  • rickety
  • impermanent
  • top-heavy
  • wonky
  • volcanic
  • seismal
  • rocky
  • coseismal
  • coseismic
  • explosive
  • tippy
  • tipsy
  • wobbly
  • seismic
  • cranky
  • tender

Antonyms

  • stable
  • steady
  • permanent
  • even

Etymology

  • stable (English)
  • stabilis (Latin)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Unstable

  • intercable
  • mislabel
  • relabel
  • disable
  • unable
  • schaible
  • graybeal
  • grable
  • frable
  • enable
  • crable
  • zabel
  • waibel
  • sable
  • raible
  • mable
  • mabel
  • laible
  • label
  • knable
  • kable
  • hable
  • gable
  • fable
  • chaebol
  • cable
  • abell
  • abel

Sentences with unstable


1. Adjective
You could also vary it up by stepping onto an unstable surface such as a BOSU ball.”

Quotes about unstable


1. When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities - locally, nationally and globally - that share the characteristics of all successful communities.
- William J. Clinton

2. Have you made any other friends since we've been here?"I gave him the death stare. "Yes, actually.""Who? I want a name.""Jamie Roth.""The Ebola kid? I heard he's a little unstable.""That was one incident.
- Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

2. unstable

adjective. ['ənˈsteɪbəl'] highly or violently reactive.

Antonyms

  • inconstancy

Etymology

  • stable (English)
  • stabilis (Latin)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. unstable

adjective. ['ənˈsteɪbəl'] affording no ease or reassurance.

Synonyms

  • uneasy

Antonyms

  • full-time
  • nonworker

Etymology

  • stable (English)
  • stabilis (Latin)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. unstable

adjective. ['ənˈsteɪbəl'] disposed to psychological variability.

Antonyms

  • faithful

Etymology

  • stable (English)
  • stabilis (Latin)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. unstable

adjective. ['ənˈsteɪbəl'] subject to change; variable.

Synonyms

  • changeful
  • changeable

Antonyms

  • nonvolatile
  • secure
  • impermanence

Etymology

  • stable (English)
  • stabilis (Latin)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. unstable

adjective. ['ənˈsteɪbəl'] suffering from severe mental illness.

Synonyms

  • unsound
  • mentally ill

Antonyms

  • invariable
  • regular
  • unagitated

Etymology

  • stable (English)
  • stabilis (Latin)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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