- Not held firmly in position, physically unstable.
A slightly unsteady item of furniture.
1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IV, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
- "Mid-Lent, and the Enemy grins," remarked Selwyn as he started for church with Nina and the children. Austin, knee-deep in a dozen Sunday supplements, refused to stir; poor little Eileen was now convalescent from grippe, but still unsteady on her legs; her maid had taken the grippe, and now moaned all day: […]"
- Lacking regularity or uniformity.
- Inconstant in purpose, or volatile in behavior.
- (not held or fixed securely and likely to fall over): precarious, rickety, shaky, tottering, unsafe, unstable, wobbly
not held in position
inconstant in purpose or volatile in behavior
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- To render unsteady, removing balance.