verb (unsteadies, unsteadying, unsteadied)
- To render unsteady, removing balance.
- Not held firmly in position.
- Noted for lack of regularity or uniformity.
- Inconstant in purpose, or volatile in behaviour.
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.
- French: branlant, instable, fébrile
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