Definition of unstable in English:

unstable

Line breaks: un|stable
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsteɪb(ə)l
 
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adjective (unstabler, unstablest)

Derivatives

unstableness

noun
More example sentences
  • The highly accomplished actress gets some details right, but the overarching mental unstableness she exudes is so excessive as to make one wonder whether she is playing or being unhinged.
  • Her mental unstableness is too hard for her to cope with.
  • Her mother and father snub her off completely overlooking her serious unstableness.

unstably

adverb
More example sentences
  • Deciding that a cold shower would be a much saner solution, he disentangled himself from his blanket and walked unstably towards the bathroom, all the while trying to remember what exactly happened that led him to this position.
  • Forty-five percent were homeless or unstably domiciled, over three-fourths were living as single, and 89% were unemployed.
  • Her knees shook unstably, and she headed towards the chair.

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