subject to change or variation
"her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
not firmly or solidly positioned
"climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder"; "an unfirm stance"
To render unsteady, removing balance.
Not held firmly in position.
Noted for lack of regularity or uniformity.
Inconstant in purpose, or volatile in behaviour.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-sted′i, adj. not steady: changeable.—v.t. to make unsteady.—adj. Unstead′fast, not steadfast or resolute: insecure.—adv. Unstead′fastly.—n. Unstead′fastness.—adv. Unstead′ily, in an unsteady manner.—n. Unstead′iness, the state or quality of being unsteady: want of firmness: irresolution.
The numerical value of unsteady in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of unsteady in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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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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