- IPA: /ʌnˈstɛdi/
unsteady (comparative unsteadier, superlative unsteadiest)
- Not held firmly in position, physically unstable.
- A slightly unsteady item of furniture.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IV, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- "Mid-Lent, and the Enemy grins," remarked Selwyn as he started for church with Nina and the children. Austin, knee-deep in a dozen Sunday supplements, refused to stir; poor little Eileen was now convalescent from grippe, but still unsteady on her legs; her maid had taken the grippe, and now moaned all day: […]"
- Lacking regularity or uniformity.
- Inconstant in purpose, or volatile in behavior.
- (not held or fixed securely and likely to fall over) precarious, rickety, shaky; see also Thesaurus:rickety
- (lacking regularity or uniformity) chaotic, irregular, unstable; see also Thesaurus:unsteady
- Portuguese: instável
- Russian: неусто́йчивый
unsteady (unsteadies, present participle unsteadying; past and past participle unsteadied)
- To render unsteady, removing balance.