unsteady

Definitions of unsteady
  1. adjective
    not firmly or solidly positioned
    “climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder”
    synonyms: unfirm
    unfixed
    not firmly placed or set or fastened
  2. adjective
    subject to change or variation
    “her unsteady walk”
    “his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine”
    “an unsteady voice”
    Synonyms:
    agitated
    troubled emotionally and usually deeply
    uneven
    not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
    irregular
    contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
    unstable
    lacking stability or fixity or firmness
    arrhythmic, jerking, jerky
    lacking a steady rhythm
    convulsive, spasmodic, spastic
    affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
    faltering
    unsteady in speech or action
    aflicker, flickering
    shining unsteadily
    fluctuating
    having unpredictable ups and downs
    palpitant, palpitating
    having a slight and rapid trembling motion
    shaky, shivering, trembling
    vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
    quavering, tremulous
    (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear
    shifting, shifty
    changing position or direction
    shuddering
    shaking convulsively or violently
    tottering, tottery
    unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
    uneven
    variable and recurring at irregular intervals
    wobbling
    (of sound) fluctuating unsteadily
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    Antonyms:
    steady
    not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
    unagitated
    not agitated or disturbed emotionally
    even
    being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)
    stable
    resistant to change of position or condition
    consistent, dependable, rock-steady, steady-going
    consistent in performance or behavior
    even, regular
    occurring at fixed intervals
    firm
    (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
    level, unwavering
    not showing abrupt variations
    steadied
    made steady or constant
    sure
    certain not to fail
    footsure, sure-footed, surefooted
    not liable to stumble or fall
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