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un·stead·y

unsteady

 
pronunciation:
uhn ste di
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not stable or secure; not firm.
That old desk is too unsteady to support a computer.
antonyms:
stable, steady
similar words:
insecure, unstable
definition 2: shaky or uneven.
The ballet students looked unsteady when they tried to balance on toe.
antonyms:
steady
similar words:
rickety, shaky
derivations: unsteadily (adv.), unsteadiness (n.)
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The word unsteady contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2