Definition of stability in English:

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stability

Pronunciation: /stəˈbɪlɪti/

noun

[mass noun]
The state of being stable: there are fears for the political stability of the area
More example sentences
  • Preserving their own economic stability in the medium term is the best any countries can now hope for.
  • My Government will maintain its key commitment to economic stability and growth.
  • He has junked safety and economic stability for the average citizen and pursued his own aims.
Synonyms
firmness, solidity, steadiness, secureness, strength, fastness, stoutness, sturdiness, security, safety
balance, balance of mind, mental health, soundness, rationality, reason, lucidity, lucidness, sense, sanity, saneness, right-mindedness
steadiness, firmness, sureness, secureness, solidity, strength, durability, lasting nature, enduring nature, constancy, permanence, changelessness, invariability, immutability, indestructibility, reliability, dependability
rare lastingness, perdurability, perenniality, imperishability, inalterability, unchangeableness, unchangeability

Origin

Middle English: from Old French stablete, from Latin stabilitas, from stabilis 'stable'.

Words that rhyme with stability

ability, agility, civility, debility, docility, edibility, facility, fertility, flexility, fragility, futility, gentility, hostility, humility, imbecility, infantility, juvenility, liability, mobility, nihility, nobility, nubility, puerility, senility, servility, sterility, tactility, tranquillity (US tranquility), usability, utility, versatility, viability, virility, volatility

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