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unsteady

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The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
Kahlil Gibran
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Etymology

Created by adding the prefix un- to steady. Like steady, the word first appeared in English around 1530. The word is comparable to the Old Frisian onstedich, the Low German unstadig etc.

Adjective

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Positive
unsteady

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Not held firmly in position.
  2. Noted for lack of regularity or uniformity.
  3. Inconstant in purpose, or volatile in behaviour.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to unsteady

Third person singular
unsteadies

Simple past
unsteadied

Past participle
-

Present participle
unsteadying

to unsteady (third-person singular simple present unsteadies, present participle unsteadying, simple past and past participle unsteadied)
  1. To render unsteady, removing balance.

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