[uhn-bal-uh ns]

verb (used with object), un·bal·anced, un·bal·anc·ing.

to throw or put out of balance.
to disorder or derange, as the mind.


unbalanced condition.

Origin of unbalance

First recorded in 1580–90; un-2 + balance
Related formsun·bal·ance·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for unbalance

instability, disequilibrium, astasia, disequilibration

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verb (tr)

to upset the equilibrium or balance of
to disturb the mental stability of (a person or his mind)


imbalance or instability
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