Synonyms of unsteady in English:


See definition of unsteady


1‘she was unsteady on her feet’


unstable, rocky, wobbly, wobbling, rickety, shaky, shaking, tottery, tottering, teetering, unsafe, unbalanced, unreliable, insecure, not secure, unfastened, unsecured, movable, precarious

dizzy, light-headed, faint, weak-kneed, weak at the knees, groggy, punch-drunk

feeble, faltering, doddery, doddering

tentative, nervous, timid, hesitant

informal trembly, all of a quiver, teetery, like jelly, with legs like jelly

rare vertiginous


steady, stable

2‘the baby poured tea in an unsteady stream on to the pink carpet’


irregular, uneven, varying, variable, erratic, jerky, unreliable, volatile, spasmodic, sporadic, changeable, changing, fluctuating, wavering, vacillating, inconstant, intermittent, fitful, desultory, occasional, unsystematic

flickering, flashing, trembling

technical aperiodic