unsteady

Definitions of unsteady
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adj not firmly or solidly positioned

“climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder”
Synonyms:
unfirm
unfixed
not firmly placed or set or fastened

adj 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
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
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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