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Synonyms for unsteady
ʌnˈstɛd iun·steady

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Wiktionary

  1. unsteadyverb

    Antonyms:
    steady

  2. unsteadyadjective

    Not held firmly in position.

    Antonyms:
    steady

  3. unsteadyadjective

    Antonyms:
    steady

  4. unsteadyadjective

    Antonyms:
    steady

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unsteady

    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, unstable

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unsteady

    Synonyms:
    wavering, unstable, variable, fickle, restless, fitful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsteadyadjective

    subject to change or variation

    "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"

    Synonyms:
    unfirm

    Antonyms:
    footsure, unwavering, firm, level, regular, steadied, even, dependable, surefooted, steady, rock-steady, fixed, sure, sure-footed, steady-going

  2. unfirm, unsteadyadjective

    not firmly or solidly positioned

    "climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder"; "an unfirm stance"

    Synonyms:
    unfirm, shifting

    Antonyms:
    level, steady-going, unwavering, fixed, steadied, rock-steady, even, surefooted, regular, footsure, steady, firm, sure, sure-footed, dependable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unsteadyadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsettled, fluctuating, oscillating, restless

  2. unsteadyadjective

    Synonyms:
    inconstant, fickle, unsteadfast, unstable, changeable, vacillating, wavering, mutable, variable, ever-changing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unsteadyadjective

    Synonyms:
    inconstant, precarious, wavering, variable, vacillating, wabbly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unsteady":

    febrile, unstable, volatile

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How to use unsteady in a sentence?

  1. General Milley:

    Things may look unsteady, but that's the nature of democracy, Li Zuocheng. We are 100 percent steady. Everything is fine. But democracy can be sloppy sometimes.

  2. Joel Payne:

    You can draw a straight line between Trump being unsteady and erratic and people clinging more to Joe Biden, 'Uncle Joe' is the safety blanket that many Democratic voters will continue to lean on as long as they view Donald Trump as the existential threat.

  3. James Betts:

    More variable glucose levels can indicate a poorer diet or a more unsteady metabolism, and chronic inflammation from the body's excess exposure to glucose can lead to issues like diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

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Translations for unsteady

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  • غير مستقرArabic
  • irregularSpanish
  • لق, شلPersian
  • epävakaa, epäsäännöllinenFinnish
  • tatutatu, tīkokiMāori
  • непостоянный, неустойчивый, зыбкий, шаткий, переменчивыйRussian
  • ostadigSwedish

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