Translation of "unstable" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ʌnˈsteɪ.bl̩/ us

not solid and firm and therefore not strong, safe, or likely to last

That chair looks unstable to me.
It is a poor and politically unstable society.

An unstable person suffers from sudden and extreme changes in their mental and emotional state.

emotionally unstable

(Translation of “unstable” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /anˈsteibəl/

(of a relationship, system, or relationship) likely to change suddenly and become worse

The couple have a very unstable relationship
The unstable political situation in the country could easily descend into chaos.

(of a person) likely to become angry or upset often and suddenly

inestable, variable
She is mentally unstable.

likely to fall or move

That old bookcase looks rather unstable.

(Translation of “unstable” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)