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Synonyms for instability
ˌɪn stəˈbɪl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instability(noun)

    an unstable order

    Synonyms:
    unbalance, imbalance, unstableness

    Antonyms:
    stability, stableness

  2. instability(noun)

    unreliability attributable to being unstable

    Synonyms:
    unbalance, imbalance, unstableness

    Antonyms:
    stableness, stability

  3. imbalance, instability, unbalance(noun)

    a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium

    "a hormonal imbalance"

    Synonyms:
    mental unsoundness, derangement, imbalance, unstableness, asymmetry, unbalance, dissymmetry

    Antonyms:
    stability, stableness

  4. instability, unstableness(noun)

    the quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute

    Synonyms:
    unbalance, imbalance, unstableness

    Antonyms:
    stableness, stability

Wiktionary

  1. instability(noun)

    Synonyms:
    volatility

  2. instability(noun)

    The quality of being unstable.

    Synonyms:
    volatility

  3. instability(noun)

    A state that is not in equilibrium, or in which a small change has a large irreversible effect.

    Synonyms:
    volatility

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. instability

    Synonyms:
    mutability, wavering, fickleness, inconstancy

    Antonyms:
    stability, firmness, constancy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. instability(n.)

    Synonyms:
    inconstancy, mutability, changeableness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "instability":

    volatility, unstable, destabilization, unrest, stability, destabilisation, flap, turmoil, lability, uncertainty, fragility, insecurity, turbulence

How to pronounce instability?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to use instability in a sentence?

  1. Alex Vatanka:

    Right now, for the United States, confusion in the minds of allies or potential allies like the Iraqis, is not a good thing because they don't have the same amount of political space when they engage in their sort of strategic calculations, if they make a couple of bad mistakes, they'll be in a very bad place in terms of instability.

  2. Elisabeth Hildebrand:

    In a certain sense, these early herders formed the first civilization of Eastern Africa with elaborate individual and community practices. In today's time of climate change and economic instability, we can all take a very important lesson from eastern Africa's first herders : Facing an equally challenging situation, they responded by coming together and strengthening their community.

  3. Jeremy Farrar:

    The worst case scenario is that political instability remains, mistrust grows ... and then there's nothing to stop the epidemic getting embedded into a big urban centre and taking off as it did in West Africa.

  4. Jeremy Farrar:

    When you have political instability, public health always suffers.

  5. Jonathan Roy:

    We've had some clients buying into it, their assets on the ground are attractive, in spite of the political instability, and there's often takeover talk surrounding Gulf Keystone.


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