One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the instability of political life’
unreliability, uncertainty, unpredictability, unpredictableness, precariousness, unsteadiness, insecurity, vulnerability, perilousness, riskiness
impermanence, temporariness, transience, inconstancy, changeability, variability
fluidity, fluctuation, rise and fall, rising and falling
informal chanciness, iffiness
British informal dodginess
2‘her emotional instability’
changeableness, variability, capriciousness, volatility, flightiness, fitfulness, vacillation, oscillation, unpredictability, unpredictableness
moodiness, a tendency to blow hot and cold
unsoundness, frailty, infirmity, weakness, irregularity, abnormality
3‘the instability of the building's foundations’
unsteadiness, unsoundness, shakiness, ricketiness, wobbliness, frailty, fragility, flimsiness, insubstantiality
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