Dictionary.com

unbalanced

[ uhn-bal-uhnst ]
/ ʌnˈbæl ənst /
Save This Word!

adjective

not balanced or not properly balanced.
lacking steadiness and soundness of judgment.
mentally disordered; deranged.
(of an account) not adjusted; not brought to an equality of debits and credits.
Football. of or relating to an offensive line formation having more than three linemen on one side of the center.Compare balanced (def. 2).

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of unbalanced

First recorded in 1640–50; un-1 + balanced
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for unbalanced

unbalanced
/ (ʌnˈbælənst) /

adjective

lacking balance
irrational or unsound; erratic
mentally disordered or deranged
biased; one-sidedunbalanced reporting
(in double-entry book-keeping) not having total debit balances equal to total credit balances
electronics (of signals or circuitry) not symmetrically disposed about earth or zero reference potential
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Get Online Help For Kids!