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adjective as in unstable

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Societies top-heavy with men without wives, and potentially without jobs, can lead to unrest and violence.

No mutual fund is going to be top heavy in one company because it goes against the idea of a mutual fund.

A talented musician, Shearer tours periodically, impersonating an over-the-top heavy-metal rocker in the Spinal Tap band.

The accident was caused by the Netherlands carriages being poorly built and top-heavy.

She found him somewhat ridiculous in his uniform, with his yachting-cap a trifle top-heavy for his slim skull.

Had the spire been added, the campanile would not have the rather top-heavy appearance it has when seen from some distance away.

The decorations made the canoe top-heavy and hard to guide, and they dared not paddle fast for fear of upsetting.

Top-heavy with the lion, he slid several yards down a steep place and fell over a precipice.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to top-heavy, such as: cumbersome, imbalanced, overloaded, unbalanced, bulky, and lopsided.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.