lacking stability or fixity or firmness
"unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
highly or violently reactive
"sensitive and highly unstable compounds"
affording no ease or reassurance
"a precarious truce"
mentally ill, unsound, unstable(adj)
suffering from severe mental illness
"of unsound mind"
disposed to psychological variability
"his rather unstable religious convictions"
subject to change; variable
"a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup"
having a strong tendency to change
fluctuating; not constant
Radioactive, especially with a short half-life
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use unstable in a sentence?
These are mentally unstable people and there's not enough nurses, we do have a ticking time bomb.
The whole side of the hill has come down, the problem is, it's dark now, and it is still highly unstable.
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.
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.
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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- inestableCatalan, Valencian
- inestábel, inestableGalician
- ცვალებადი, არამყარიGeorgian
- variabil, inconstant, instabilRomanian
- غیر مستحکمUrdu
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