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English noun: instability

1. instability (state) an unstable order

Broader (hypernym)disorder


2. instability (attribute) unreliability attributable to being unstable

Broader (hypernym)undependability, undependableness, unreliability, unreliableness

3. instability (state) a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium

SamplesA hormonal imbalance.

Synonymsimbalance, unbalance

Broader (hypernym)disequilibrium


4. instability (attribute) the quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute


Broader (hypernym)unsteadiness

Narrower (hyponym)shakiness

Antonymsstability, stableness

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