un·​bal·​anced | \ ˌən-ˈba-lən(t)st How to pronounce unbalanced (audio) \

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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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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First Known Use of unbalanced

1650, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Unbalanced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbalanced. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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un·​bal·​anced | \ ˌən-ˈbal-ən(t)st How to pronounce unbalanced (audio) \

Medical Definition of unbalanced

: mentally disordered : affected with mental illness an unbalanced mind

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