Definition of "unsteady" []

  • Not firm, solid, or securely in place; unstable. (adjective)
  • Fluctuating; changeable: an unsteady market. (adjective)
  • Not even or regular; wavering: an unsteady voice. (adjective)
  • To cause to become unsteady. (verb-transitive)
  • Not securely fixed (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of behaviour, etc) lacking constancy; erratic (adjective)
  • Without regularity (adjective)
  • (of a manner of walking, etc) precarious, staggering, as from intoxication (adjective)
  • To make unsteady (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "unsteady" in a sentence
  • "I had an early morning errand to run before work, and was a little unsteady from a sleepless night."
  • "- But her wax-doll face took the fancy of Boys at that period, as afterwards it was the rage with men, till her head, unsteady from the first discovery of her, got fairly turned with admiration, and she ended in a mad-house, that girl!"
  • "I know things are going to remain unsteady for a long time, wish as I may it weren’t."