What does unstable mean?

Definitions for unstable
ʌnˈsteɪ bəlun·sta·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unstableadjective

    lacking stability or fixity or firmness

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

  2. unstableadjective

    highly or violently reactive

    "sensitive and highly unstable compounds"

  3. precarious, unstableadjective

    affording no ease or reassurance

    "a precarious truce"

  4. mentally ill, unsound, unstableadjective

    suffering from severe mental illness

    "of unsound mind"

  5. unstableadjective

    disposed to psychological variability

    "his rather unstable religious convictions"

  6. fluid, unstableadjective

    subject to change; variable

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

Wiktionary

  1. unstableadjective

    having a strong tendency to change

  2. unstableadjective

    fluctuating; not constant

  3. unstableadjective

    fickle

  4. unstableadjective

    unpredictable

  5. unstableadjective

    Readily decompasable

  6. unstableadjective

    Radioactive, especially with a short half-life

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unstableadjective

    not stable; not firm, fixed, or constant; subject to change or overthrow

Freebase

  1. Unstable

    Unstable is Adema's second and also final album to feature its original lineup with Chavez and Ransom departing from the band after its release and then again after their reunion. It was released on August 12, 2003. It has sold about 400,000 copies worldwide. Its radio single was the self-titled song "Unstable", which also had a music video, but it didn't get very much radio play. Many songs relied more on instrumentation and harmony instead of distortion in comparison to their previous album, but the album also has some of the band's most aggressive work. It was less successful than their first album, debuting at number 43 on the Billboard 200 before quickly falling off the chart.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unstable

    un-stā′bl, adj. not stable, unreliable, infirm, inconstant: in such a physical state that the slightest change induces further change of form or composition.—ns. Unstabil′ity, Unstā′bleness.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unstable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unstable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of unstable in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Scaramucci:

    I'm in the process of putting together a team of people that feel the exact same way that I do. This is not a' Never Trump' situation. This not just screeching rhetoric. This is -- OK, the guy is unstable. Everyone inside knows it, everyone outside knows it. Let's see if we can find a viable alternative.

  2. Junichi Ishikawa:

    Crude oil is falling again and if U.S. equities remain unstable amid differing prospects for a Fed rate hike, it will weigh on global equities.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Economics sets trends in philosophy, although it is extremely unstable due to inflation.

  4. State Mike Pompeo:

    Middle East was unstable. We are creating a place and an opportunity for that stability, i know that the risk to America over the long run is much reduced as a result to the actions President Trump and our administration has taken in these last three years.

  5. Ben Cavender:

    We have in the last three weeks fielded more calls from firms wondering about the political risk here than we probably have in the last 10 years, right now there's a lot more concern that the situation regarding the negotiations has become so unstable and so emotional, when or if there's going to be a resolution.

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