unbalanced

adjective
un·​bal·​anced | \ ˌən-ˈba-lən(t)st \

Definition of unbalanced

: not balanced: such as
a : not in equilibrium
b : mentally disordered : affected with mental illness
c : not adjusted so as to make credits equal to debits an unbalanced account

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unbalanced

Synonyms

balmy, barmy [chiefly British], bats, batty, bedlam, bonkers, brainsick, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, crackpot, cranky [dialect], crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, demented, deranged, fruity [slang], gaga, haywire, insane, kooky (also kookie), loco [slang], loony (also looney), loony tunes (or looney tunes), lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, meshuga (or meshugge), moonstruck, non compos mentis, nuts, nutty, psycho, psychotic, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, unhinged, unsound, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky), wud [chiefly Scottish]

Antonyms

balanced, compos mentis, sane, sound, uncrazy

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Examples of unbalanced in a Sentence

He's been eating an unbalanced diet. horrific crimes that obviously were committed by a very unbalanced person

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His absence hurts, especially in a Wade Phillips scheme that moves its corners around against unbalanced formations. Andy Benoit, SI.com, "The NFL’s Most Dynamic Team? 10 Thoughts on the 2018 Rams," 18 June 2018 Okay, so just briefly, the President's position is that the trade system since the end of World War II has been unbalanced. Fox News, "Anthony Scaramucci on Trump's Ohio rally, 2018 midterms," 5 Aug. 2018 Something felt unbalanced, as if a stealth assault had been made on the limbic system, the lacy cortical network that forms the architecture of our primal needs and emotions: pleasure, anger, fear. Guy Trebay, Condé Nast Traveler, "In the Heart of Navajo Lands," 19 Oct. 2018 Shifting parts of the mantle create unbalanced weight which can throw off the planet’s spin. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Humans Are Causing Earth to Wobble," 25 Sep. 2018 That means the end of the unbalanced schedule, at long last. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "A modest proposal for baseball: Contraction, elimination of interleague play and expanded playoffs," 6 July 2018 And in both games the better team won against the team that was unbalanced with a superstar. Grant Wahl, SI.com, "France, Uruguay Deservedly Oust Messi's Argentina, Ronaldo's Portugal From World Cup," 30 June 2018 In the novel’s opening scene, Shelley has no self-awareness about how unbalanced her life has become. Stephanie Danler, New York Times, "Can Women Have It All? Not in Silicon Valley," 1 June 2018 Trump had railed against the unbalanced auto trade as a sign of why the bilateral free-trade deal was a bad one. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "South Korea agrees to open auto market in return for exemption from steel tariffs," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unbalanced

1650, in the meaning defined above

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unbalanced

adjective
un·​bal·​anced | \ ˌən-ˈbal-ən(t)st \

Medical Definition of unbalanced

: mentally disordered : affected with mental illness an unbalanced mind

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