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unsteady

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verb un·steady \ˌən-ˈste-dē\

Definition of unsteady

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make unsteady



1532

First Known Use of unsteady

1532

Rhymes with unsteady


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unsteady

adjective un·steady

Simple Definition of unsteady

  • : not standing or moving in a steady and balanced way

  • : shaking or moving because of nervousness, weakness, etc.

  • : not happening or proceeding in a smooth and constant way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unsteady

  1. :  not steady: as a :  not firm or solid :  not fixed in position :  unstable b :  marked by change or fluctuation :  changeable c :  not uniform or even :  irregular <an unsteady pulse>

unsteadily play \-ˈste-də-lē\ adverb
unsteadiness play \-ˈste-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of unsteady in a sentence

  1. He was a little unsteady on his feet.

  2. The horse walked with an unsteady gait.

  3. He signed his name with an unsteady hand.

  4. The progress of the work has been unsteady.

  5. a period of unsteady growth



1551

First Known Use of unsteady

1551


UNSTEADY Defined for Kids

unsteady

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adjective un·steady \ˌən-ˈste-dē\

Definition of unsteady for Students

unsteadierunsteadiest

  1. :  not steady :  unstable <Her legs are so unsteady she needs help walking.>

unsteadily \-ˈste-də-lē\ adverb




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