Definitions of unstable

  1. suffering from severe mental illness; "of unsound mind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. affording no ease or reassurance; "a precarious truce" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. highly or violently reactive; "sensitive and highly unstable compounds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. disposed to psychological variability; "his rather unstable religious convictions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Not steady; easily thrown over. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Lacking firmness; easily liable to change; wavering; inconstant; fickle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Not fixed or steady; inconstant; irresolute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Not steady; inconstant; irresolute; wavering. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for unstable

  1. But with similar conditions under the parliamentary system the administration itself will be weak, its position unstable its tenure of office dependent upon the pleasure of a group that may be ready to sacrifice everything else for a single object. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  2. The m and r form an unstable combination. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham