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Only Colbert can work through a “Your internet connection is unstable” warning popping up during a Zoom interview.

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There’s a long history of rural areas relying on one unstable source of income and on the desirability of natural resources.

After that, spring would bring unstable ice, rising waters, and unsuitable conditions to trap fish owls.

If the universe turns out to be fundamentally unstable, a tiny bubble of the cosmos could convert to a more stable state.

If the voltage goes too high or too low, the water itself becomes unstable.

Most of the think tanks thought that the situation in eastern regions of Ukraine would remain unstable for a long time.

However, as they enter the current, the boat becomes unstable.

You lethargic, unfocused, unstable, lazy, hazy, crazy time of year.

Several people from the neighborhood told The Daily Beast the man was mentally unstable.

The late 1960s proved to be the most civically unstable since the 1860s.

Hence Napoleon was driven more and more to trust to the advice of the rash, unstable King of Naples.

Industrial society is therefore mobile, elastic, standing at any moment in a temporary and unstable equilibrium.

The bliss of lovers is so unstable, that in every case lovers have more woes than the moon has changes.

To me it is simply a medium, an unstable, oscillating medium of impetuous spiritual energies.

As a jailer he was in close touch with facts and knew by experience how unstable in these days was any man's power.


On this page you'll find 166 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unstable, such as: ambiguous, changeable, erratic, fickle, insecure, and irrational.

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