in·​sta·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈstā-bəl How to pronounce instable (audio) \

Definition of instable

Examples of instable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photo: agencja gazeta/Reuters Some commentators compared the murder to the killing of Jo Cox, a British liberal legislator who was shot and stabbed to death by a mentally instable man inspired by far-right politics. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2019 With today's instable geopolitical times, a theatrical reboot offers fresh fodder for the show to put a mirror up to society. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of instable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for instable

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin instabilis, from in- + stabilis stable

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“Instable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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