1. In an unsteady manner, so as to shake or falter.
    He climbed the stairs unsteadily, grasping the banister and gasping for breath.
  2. In an uncertain manner; with hesitation or timidity.
    • 1912 January, Zane Grey, chapter 21, in Riders of the Purple Sage: A Novel, New York, N.Y.; London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, OCLC 6868219 ↗:
      "I reckon. It's powerful fine to hear that," replied Lassiter, unsteadily.

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