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Synonyms of unstable in English:


  • 1 icebergs are notoriously unstable and may flip over
    unsteady, rocky, wobbly, wobbling, rickety, shaky, tottery, tottering, teetering, doddery, unsafe, unbalanced, unreliable, insecure, not secure, unfastened, unsecured, movable, precarious;
    Irish bockety
    [Antonyms] stable, steady
  • 2 the country suffered from unstable coffee prices
    [Antonyms] stable, firm
  • 3 he was mentally unstable
    [Antonyms] stable, balanced
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