What does unsteady mean?

Definitions for unsteadyʌnˈstɛd i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unsteady.

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"


  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.

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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  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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