Definitions for unsteadyʌnˈstɛd i

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  1. unsteady(adj)

    subject to change or variation

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

  2. unfirm, unsteady(adj)

    not firmly or solidly positioned

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

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  1. unsteady(Verb)

    To render unsteady, removing balance.

  2. unsteady(Adjective)

    Not held firmly in position.

  3. unsteady(Adjective)

    Noted for lack of regularity or uniformity.

  4. unsteady(Adjective)

    Inconstant in purpose, or volatile in behaviour.

  5. Origin: Created by adding the prefix un- to steady. Like steady, the word first appeared in English around 1530. The word is comparable to the Old Frisian onstedich, the Low German unstadig etc.

Translations for unsteady

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

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