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Tottering vs. Unstable

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Totteringadjective

Unsteady, precarious or rickety.

Unstableadjective

Having a strong tendency to change.

Totteringadjective

Unstable, insecure or wobbly.

Unstableadjective

Fluctuating; not constant.

Totteringnoun

The movement of one who totters.

Unstableadjective

Fickle.

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Totteringadjective

unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age;

‘a tottering skeleton of a horse’; ‘a tottery old man’;

Unstableadjective

Unpredictable.

Totteringadjective

(of structures or institutions) having lost stability; failing or on the point of collapse;

‘a tottering empire’;

Unstableadjective

(chemistry) Readily decomposable.

Unstableadjective

(physics) Radioactive, especially with a short half-life.

Unstableverb

(transitive) To release (an animal) from a stable.

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Unstableadjective

Not stable; not firm, fixed, or constant; subject to change or overthrow.

Unstableadjective

lacking stability or fixity or firmness;

‘unstable political conditions’; ‘the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind’; ‘an unstable world economy’;

Unstableadjective

highly or violently reactive;

‘sensitive and highly unstable compounds’;

Unstableadjective

affording no ease or reassurance;

‘a precarious truce’;

Unstableadjective

suffering from severe mental illness;

‘of unsound mind’;

Unstableadjective

disposed to psychological variability;

‘his rather unstable religious convictions’;

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Unstableadjective

subject to change; variable;

‘a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty’; ‘everything was unstable following the coup’;

Unstableadjective

likely to give way; not stable

‘the unstable cliff tops’;

Unstableadjective

likely to change or fail; not firmly established

‘an unstable government’;

Unstableadjective

prone to psychiatric problems or sudden changes of mood

‘he was mentally unstable’;

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