unsteady

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un·stead·y

 (ŭn-stĕd′ē)
adj. un·stead·i·er, un·stead·i·est
1. Not firm, solid, or securely in place; unstable.
2. Fluctuating; changeable: an unsteady market.
3. Not even or regular; wavering: an unsteady voice.
tr.v. un·stead·ied, un·stead·y·ing, un·stead·ies
To cause to become unsteady.

un·stead′i·ly adv.
un·stead′i·ness n.
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unsteady

(ʌnˈstɛdɪ)
adj
1. not securely fixed: an unsteady foothold.
2. (of behaviour, etc) lacking constancy; erratic
3. without regularity: an unsteady rhythm.
4. (of a manner of walking, etc) precarious, staggering, as from intoxication
vb, -steadies, -steadying or -steadied
(tr) to make unsteady
unˈsteadily adv
unˈsteadiness n
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un•stead•y

(ʌnˈstɛd i)

adj., v. -stead•ied, -stead•y•ing. adj.
1. not steady or firm; unstable; shaky.
2. fluctuating or wavering: an unsteady flame.
3. irregular or uneven.
v.t.
4. to make unsteady.
[1525–35]
un•stead′i•ly, adv.
un•stead′i•ness, n.
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unsteady


Past participle: unsteadied
Gerund: unsteadying

Imperative
unsteady
unsteady
Present
I unsteady
you unsteady
he/she/it unsteadies
we unsteady
you unsteady
they unsteady
Preterite
I unsteadied
you unsteadied
he/she/it unsteadied
we unsteadied
you unsteadied
they unsteadied
Present Continuous
I am unsteadying
you are unsteadying
he/she/it is unsteadying
we are unsteadying
you are unsteadying
they are unsteadying
Present Perfect
I have unsteadied
you have unsteadied
he/she/it has unsteadied
we have unsteadied
you have unsteadied
they have unsteadied
Past Continuous
I was unsteadying
you were unsteadying
he/she/it was unsteadying
we were unsteadying
you were unsteadying
they were unsteadying
Past Perfect
I had unsteadied
you had unsteadied
he/she/it had unsteadied
we had unsteadied
you had unsteadied
they had unsteadied
Future
I will unsteady
you will unsteady
he/she/it will unsteady
we will unsteady
you will unsteady
they will unsteady
Future Perfect
I will have unsteadied
you will have unsteadied
he/she/it will have unsteadied
we will have unsteadied
you will have unsteadied
they will have unsteadied
Future Continuous
I will be unsteadying
you will be unsteadying
he/she/it will be unsteadying
we will be unsteadying
you will be unsteadying
they will be unsteadying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unsteadying
you have been unsteadying
he/she/it has been unsteadying
we have been unsteadying
you have been unsteadying
they have been unsteadying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unsteadying
you will have been unsteadying
he/she/it will have been unsteadying
we will have been unsteadying
you will have been unsteadying
they will have been unsteadying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unsteadying
you had been unsteadying
he/she/it had been unsteadying
we had been unsteadying
you had been unsteadying
they had been unsteadying
Conditional
I would unsteady
you would unsteady
he/she/it would unsteady
we would unsteady
you would unsteady
they would unsteady
Past Conditional
I would have unsteadied
you would have unsteadied
he/she/it would have unsteadied
we would have unsteadied
you would have unsteadied
they would have unsteadied
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
uneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
2.unsteady - not firmly or solidly positionedunsteady - not firmly or solidly positioned; "climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder"; "an unfirm stance"
unfixed - not firmly placed or set or fastened
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unsteady

adjective
1. unstable, shaky, insecure, unsafe, precarious, treacherous, rickety, infirm a slightly unsteady item of furniture
2. reeling, wobbly, tottering The boy was unsteady, staggering around the room.
3. erratic, unpredictable, volatile, unsettled, wavering, unreliable, temperamental, changeable, vacillating, flighty, inconstant She knew the impact an unsteady parent could have on a young girl.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

unsteady

adjective
1. Not physically steady or firm:
3. Capable of or liable to change:
Archaic: various.
5. Lacking consistency or regularity in quality or performance:
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Translations
vratký
vaklende
epävakaa
nestabilan
不安定な
불안정한
ostadig
ไม่มั่นคง
không vững chắc

unsteady

[ˈʌnˈstedɪ] ADJ [chair, ladder structure] → inestable, inseguro; [walk] → vacilante; [voice, hand] → tembloroso
to be unsteady on one's feetcaminar con paso vacilante
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

unsteady

[ʌnˈstɛdi] adj
(= shaky) [person] → chancelant(e); [gait] → chancelant(e), mal assuré(e); [hand] → tremblant(e); [voice] → mal assuré(e)
to be unsteady on one's feet → ne pas très bien tenir sur ses jambes
He was unsteady on his feet → Il marchait d'un pas mal assuré., Il ne tenait pas très bien sur ses jambes.
(= not secure) [ladder, piece of furniture] → instable
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

unsteady

adj handunsicher; legs, stepsschwankend, unsicher; ladderwack(e)lig; flameunruhig, flackernd; voice, economyschwankend; (= irregular) progressschwankend, ungleichmäßig; growthunregelmäßig; to be unsteady on one’s feetunsicher or wackelig auf den Beinen sein; the pound is still unsteadydas Pfund schwankt noch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

unsteady

[ʌnˈstɛdɪ] adj (ladder, foothold) → instabile, malsicuro/a; (hand, voice) → tremante; (economy) → vacillante
to be unsteady on one's feet → non reggersi bene sulle gambe
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

unsteady

مُتَقَلِّب vratký vaklende wackelig ασταθής vacilante epävakaa chancelant nestabilan malfermo 不安定な 불안정한 onstandvastig ustø niestały inseguro неустойчивый ostadig ไม่มั่นคง sallanan không vững chắc 不安定的
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

unsteady

adj (on one's feet) de marcha inestable, propenso a caerse
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References in periodicals archive ?
It was a lucky spike in the unsteadiest of Arsenal openings and their cause received a further jolt of fortune when Willian had to limp off before half an hour was up.
For the average guy shooting from the standing offhand -- the unsteadiest of all positions -- muzzle movement is around .5" per second, which would result in a dispersion of .7" at 200 yards; for the E-rifle it would he only .25".
Unfortunately, the one shooting position forced upon us the most frequently is also the unsteadiest: standing and offhand.