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English adjective: unsteady

1. unsteady subject to change or variation

SamplesHer unsteady walk.
His hand was unsteady as he poured the wine.
An unsteady voice.

Similaraflicker, arrhythmic, convulsive, faltering, flickering, fluctuating, jerking, jerky, palpitant, palpitating, quavering, shaky, shifting, shifty, shivering, shuddering, spasmodic, spastic, tottering, tottery, trembling, tremulous, uneven, wobbling

See alsoagitated, irregular, uneven, unstable


2. unsteady not firmly or solidly positioned

SamplesClimbing carefully up the unsteady ladder.
An unfirm stance.




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