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unsteady

[ uhn-sted-ee ]
/ 蕦n藞st蓻d i /
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adjective
not steady or firm; unstable; shaky: an unsteady hand.
fluctuating or wavering: an unsteady flame; unsteady prices.
irregular or uneven: an unsteady development.
verb (used with object), un路stead路ied, un路stead路y路ing.
to make unsteady.

OTHER WORDS FOR unsteady

2 vacillating, flickering.
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Origin of unsteady

First recorded in 1525鈥35; un-1 + steady

synonym study for unsteady

1. See unsettled.

OTHER WORDS FROM unsteady

un路stead路i路ly, adverbun路stead路i路ness, noun
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How to use unsteady in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unsteady

unsteady
/ (蕦n藞st蓻d瑟) /

adjective
not securely fixedan unsteady foothold
(of behaviour, etc) lacking constancy; erratic
without regularityan unsteady rhythm
(of a manner of walking, etc) precarious, staggering, as from intoxication
verb -steadies, -steadying or -steadied
(tr) to make unsteady

Derived forms of unsteady

unsteadily, adverbunsteadiness, noun
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