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unsteady

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unsteady

  1. 1 lacking in steadiness or regularity of occurrence a year of unsteady economic growth Synonyms of unsteady aperiodic, casual, catchy, choppy, discontinuous, episodic (also episodical), erratic, intermittent, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, spotty, fitfulWords Related to unsteady convulsive, sudden, violent; broken, disconnected, fragmentary, interrupted; aimless, arbitrary, desultory, haphazard, hit-and-miss, hit-or-miss, odd, random, scattered, slapdash, stray; capricious, changeful, changing, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, temperamental, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, varying, wavering; changeable, fickle, variable, volatileNear Antonyms of unsteady changeless, equable, even, stable, stationary, uniform; unchanging, unvarying, unwavering; methodical (also methodic), orderly, systematic; unrelenting, unremittingAntonyms of unsteady constant, continuous, habitual, periodic, regular, repeated, steady

  2. 2 likely to change frequently, suddenly, or unexpectedly in the days of sailing ships, mariners were constantly at the mercy of unsteady winds Synonyms of unsteady capricious, changeable, changeful, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, skittish, temperamental, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, fickle, variable, volatileWords Related to unsteady aimless, arbitrary, desultory, erratic, haphazard, hit-or-miss, irregular, random, scattered, slapdash, stray; ambivalent, hesitating, shaky, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, vacillating, wavering; dicey, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; adaptable, mobile, protean, versatileNear Antonyms of unsteady equable, even, uniform; abiding, durable, lasting, permanent, persistent; dependable, reliable, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustworthy, trustyAntonyms of unsteady certain, changeless, constant, immutable, invariable, predictable, settled, stable, stationary, steady, unchangeable, unchanging, unvarying

  3. 3 not being in or able to maintain a state of balance cautiously climbed up the unsteady ladder Synonyms of unsteady unbalanced, unstableWords Related to unsteady rocky, shaky, tippy, tipsy, wavery, wobbly (also wabbly), wonky [British]; infirm, insecure, precarious, unsound; doddering, doddery, jiggling, jiggly, rickety, staggery, teetering, tottering, tottery; askew, awry, cockeyed, lopsided, off-kilter, unevenNear Antonyms of unsteady even, level, straight; sound, sturdy, substantialAntonyms of unsteady balanced, equilibrated, stabilized, stable, steady

  4. 4 not staying constant unsteady business conditions that rattled investors Synonyms of unsteady changing, erratic, fluctuating, irregular, unequal, unstable, uneven, varyingWords Related to unsteady capricious, changeable, changeful, choppy, fickle, fluid, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, uncertain, unsettled, variable, volatileNear Antonyms of unsteady regularAntonyms of unsteady changeless, constant, stable, steady, unchanging, unvarying



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