HyperDic: unsteady

English > 2 senses of the word unsteady:
ADJECTIVEallunsteadysubject to change or variation
allunsteady, unfirmnot firmly or solidly positioned
unsteady > pronunciation
Soundsahnsteh'diy
Rhymesalready ... yesterday: 132 rhymes with diy...
English > unsteady: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsubject to change or variation.
Examples
  • "her unsteady walk"
  • "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"
  • "an unsteady voice"
Narrowerarrhythmic, jerking, jerkyLacking a steady rhythm
convulsive, spasmodic, spasticaffected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions
falteringunsteady in speech or action
flickering, aflickershining unsteadily
fluctuatingHaving unpredictable ups and downs
palpitant, palpitatingHaving a slight and rapid trembling motion
quavering, tremulous(of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear
shaky, shivering, tremblingVibrating slightly and irregularly
shifting, shiftychanging position or direction
shudderingshaking convulsively or violently
tottering, totteryunsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
unevenVariable and recurring at irregular intervals
wobbling(of sound) fluctuating unsteadily
See alsoagitatedTroubled emotionally and usually deeply
irregularcontrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
unevennot even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
unstablelacking stability or fixity / fixity or firmness
Oppositesteadynot subject to change or variation especially in behavior
Spanishinestable, irregular
Nounsunsteadinessthe quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable
Adverbsunsteadilyin an unsteady manner
English > unsteady: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot firmly or solidly positioned.
Example"climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder"
Synonymunfirm
Broaderunfixednot firmly placed or set or fastened
Nounsunsteadinessthe quality of not being steady or securely fixed in place

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