What does unsteady mean?

Definitions for unsteady
ʌnˈstɛd iun·steady

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. unsteady(Verb)

    To render unsteady, removing balance.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. unsteady(Adjective)

    Not held firmly in position.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. unsteady(Adjective)

    Noted for lack of regularity or uniformity.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. unsteady(Adjective)

    Inconstant in purpose, or volatile in behaviour.

    Etymology: 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

  1. Unsteady

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsteady in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsteady in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unsteady in a Sentence

  1. 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.

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

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