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unsteady

verb un·steady \ ˌən-ˈste-dē \

Definition of unsteady

transitive verb
:to make unsteady

Recent Examples of unsteady from the Web

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First Known Use of unsteady

1532


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unsteady

adjective

Definition of unsteady

:not steady: such 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 \ˌən-ˈste-də-lē\ adverb

unsteadiness

play \ˌən-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

Recent Examples of unsteady from the Web

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First Known Use of unsteady

1551


UNSTEADY Defined for English Language Learners

unsteady

adjective

Definition of unsteady for English Language Learners

  • : 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


UNSTEADY Defined for Kids

unsteady

adjective un·steady \ ˌən-ˈste-dē \

Definition of unsteady for Students

unsteadier; unsteadiest
:not steady :unstable
  • Her legs are so unsteady she needs help walking.

unsteadily

\-ˈste-də-lē\ adverb


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