HyperDic: unstable

English > 6 senses of the word unstable:
ADJECTIVEallunstablelacking stability or fixity / fixity or firmness
allunstablehighly or violently reactive
allunstable, precariousaffording no ease or reassurance
allunstable, mentally ill, unsoundsuffering from severe mental illness
allunstabledisposed to psychological variability
allunstable, fluidsubject to change
unstable > pronunciation
Soundsahnstey'bahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > unstable: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking stability or fixity / fixity or firmness.
Examples
  • "unstable political conditions"
  • "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"
  • "an unstable world economy"
Narrowercoseismic, coseismalWhere earthquake waves arrive simultaneously
crank, cranky, tender, tippy(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
explosive, volatileliable to lead to sudden change or violence
rickety, shaky, wobbly, wonkyInclined to shake as from weakness or defect
rockyliable to rock
seismic, seismalsubject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration
tipsyunstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated
top-heavyunstable by being overloaded at the top
tottering(of structures or institutions) having lost stability
volcanicexplosively unstable
See alsoimpermanent, temporarynot permanent
inconstantlikely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason
unsteadysubject to change or variation
Oppositestableresistant to change of position or condition
Spanishinestable
Catalaninestable
Nounsunstablenessthe quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute
English > unstable: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHighly or violently reactive.
Example"sensitive and highly unstable compounds"
BroaderreactiveParticipating readily in reactions
Nounsunstablenessthe quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute
English > unstable: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningaffording no ease or reassurance.
Synonymprecarious
Broaderuneasylacking a sense of security or affording no ease / ease or reassurance
Spanishinseguro, precario
Nounsunstablenessthe quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute
English > unstable: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningSuffering from severe mental illness.
Synonymsmentally ill, unsound
BroaderinsaneAfflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement
Spanishenfermo, inestable
Nounsunstablenessthe quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute
English > unstable: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaningdisposed to psychological variability.
Example"his rather unstable religious convictions"
Broaderirresoluteuncertain how to act or proceed
Nounsunstablenessthe quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute
English > unstable: 6 senses > adjective 6
Meaningsubject to change; variable.
Example "everything was unstable following the coup"
Synonymfluid
Broaderchangeable, changefulSuch that alteration is possible
Spanishinestable
Catalaninestable

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