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Synonyms for unstable
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unstable(adj)

    lacking stability or fixity or firmness

    "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"

    Synonyms:
    unsound, fluid, precarious, mentally ill

    Antonyms:
    sane, firm, easy, lasting, stabilised, stabilized, resolute, unreactive, stable, unfluctuating, stabile, steady, unchangeable

  2. unstable(adj)

    highly or violently reactive

    "sensitive and highly unstable compounds"

    Synonyms:
    unsound, fluid, precarious, mentally ill

    Antonyms:
    stabilized, lasting, firm, stabile, unchangeable, easy, stable, steady, stabilised, resolute, unreactive, sane, unfluctuating

  3. precarious, unstable(adj)

    affording no ease or reassurance

    "a precarious truce"

    Synonyms:
    mentally ill, perilous, parlous, precarious, shaky, touch-and-go, unsound, fluid

    Antonyms:
    stabilised, stable, lasting, unchangeable, unfluctuating, stabile, easy, stabilized, unreactive, steady, resolute, sane, firm

  4. mentally ill, unsound, unstable(adj)

    suffering from severe mental illness

    "of unsound mind"

    Synonyms:
    mentally ill, bad, unfit, fallacious, precarious, unsound, fluid

    Antonyms:
    steady, easy, unreactive, lasting, resolute, firm, stabilised, sane, stabile, stable, unfluctuating, unchangeable, stabilized

  5. unstable(adj)

    disposed to psychological variability

    "his rather unstable religious convictions"

    Synonyms:
    unsound, fluid, precarious, mentally ill

    Antonyms:
    resolute, lasting, sane, stabilized, unfluctuating, stabilised, stable, stabile, firm, unchangeable, steady, easy, unreactive

  6. fluid, unstable(adj)

    subject to change; variable

    "a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup"

    Synonyms:
    mentally ill, mobile, liquid, fluent, runny, smooth, precarious, unsound, fluid

    Antonyms:
    firm, lasting, stable, stabile, resolute, steady, unfluctuating, unreactive, unchangeable, sane, easy, stabilised, stabilized

Wiktionary

  1. unstable(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    instable

    Antonyms:
    stable

  2. unstable(adjective)

    having a strong tendency to change

    Synonyms:
    instable

    Antonyms:
    stable

  3. unstable(adjective)

    fluctuating; not constant

    Synonyms:
    instable

    Antonyms:
    stable

  4. unstable(adjective)

    fickle

    Synonyms:
    instable

    Antonyms:
    stable

  5. unstable(adjective)

    unpredictable

    Synonyms:
    instable

    Antonyms:
    stable

  6. unstable(adjective)

    Readily decompasable

    Synonyms:
    instable

    Antonyms:
    stable

  7. unstable(adjective)

    Radioactive, especially with a short half-life

    Synonyms:
    instable

    Antonyms:
    stable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unstable

    Uncertain is applied to things that human knowledge can not certainly determine or that human power can not certainly control; precarious originally meant dependent on the will of another, and now, by extension of meaning, dependent on chance or hazard, with manifest unfavorable possibility verging toward probability; as, one holds office by a precarious tenure, or land by a precarious title; the strong man's hold on life is uncertain, the invalid's is precarious.

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, equivocal, hazardous, insecure, perilous, precarious, risky, unassured, uncertain, unsettled, unsteady

    Antonyms:
    actual, assured, certain, firm, immutable, incontestable, infallible, real, settled, stable, steady, strong, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unquestionable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unstable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    UNSTEADY

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unstable(a)

    Synonyms:
    insecure, unsteady, irresolute, inconstant, erratic

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How to use unstable in a sentence?

  1. Sharon Allen:

    These are mentally unstable people and there's not enough nurses, we do have a ticking time bomb.

  2. Alekka Fullerton:

    The whole side of the hill has come down, the problem is, it's dark now, and it is still highly unstable.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Well I'm looking to do background checks. I think background checks are important. I don't want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable people or people with rage or hate.

  4. Andrew Miller:

    To meet the huge challenge of feeding a burgeoning global population, using fewer resources, as our climate becomes increasingly unstable, we will need to use all of the tools at our disposal, be they social, political, economic or technological, regulatory reform is no longer merely an option, it is a necessity.

  5. Michael Pregent:

    If you simply allow the Shiite Muslim political parties, the 60 % population of Iraq, to form a government, Shiite Muslim parties will continue to have an unstable northern Iraq where threats are incubated.


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