unbalanced

[ uhn-bal-uhnst ]
/ ʌnˈbæl ənst /

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).

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Origin of unbalanced

First recorded in 1640–50; un-1 + balanced

Definition for unbalanced (2 of 2)

unbalance
[ uhn-bal-uh ns ]
/ ʌnˈbæl əns /

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.

noun

unbalanced condition.

Origin of unbalance

First recorded in 1580–90; un-2 + balance

OTHER WORDS FROM unbalance

un·bal·ance·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unbalanced (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for unbalanced (2 of 2)

unbalance
/ (ʌnˈbæləns) /

verb (tr)

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

noun

imbalance or instability
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