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"Unstable" is an adjective which is often translated as "inestable", and "unsettled" is an adjective which is also often translated as "inestable". Learn more about the difference between "unstable" and "unsettled" below.
unstable(
uhn
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stey
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buhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not sturdy)
a. inestable
I wouldn't cross that bridge. It looks pretty unstable.Yo no cruzaría ese puente. Parece bastante inestable.
b. poco firme
It is dangerous to climb the cliff because the rocks are unstable.Es peligroso escalar el acantilado porque las rocas están poco firmes.
c. poco sólido
These vehicles are suitable for unstable terrain.Estos vehículos son aptos para terreno poco sólido.
2. (precarious)
a. inestable (government or economy)
With a civil war in a neighboring country, the situation is unstable.Con una guerra civil en un país vecino, la situación es inestable.
3. (weather)
a. inestable
I don't think we should leave port with reports of unstable weather.No creo que debamos dejar el puerto con pronósticos de tiempo inestable.
b. variable
Our flight was cancelled due to unstable weather conditions.Cancelaron nuestro vuelo a causa de las condiciones climáticas variables.
4. (chemistry)
a. inestable
Gasoline is dangerous because it's such an unstable substance.La gasolina es peligrosa porque es una sustancia sumamente inestable.
5. (medicine)
a. inestable
He will be transferred to the ICU because his condition is unstable.Lo van a trasladar a la unidad de terapia intensiva porque su condición es inestable.
6. (psychology)
a. inestable
Our assessment was that the defendant was mentally unstable at the time of the crime.Nuestra evaluación fue que el acusado estaba mentalmente inestable en el momento del crimen.
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unsettled(
uhn
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seh
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deld
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (changeable)
a. inestable
We can expect a period of unsettled weather during the coming week.Se espera un periodo de tiempo inestable para la semana entrante.
2. (uneasy)
a. inquieto
I slept badly and woke feeling unsettled.Dormí mal y me desperté inquieto.
b. agitado
The months after Ben left were an unsettled and difficult time.Los meses después de que partió Ben fueron un periodo agitado y difícil.
3. (undecided)
a. pendiente
The important question of the amount of compensation remains unsettled.La cuestión importante del monto de la indemnización queda pendiente.
b. sin resolver
While the dispute remains unsettled, there is always the threat of strike action.Mientras la disputa sigue sin resolver, siempre existe la amenaza de una huelga.
4. (unpaid)
a. pendiente
Unfortunately, her father left many unsettled debts when he died.Lamentablemente, cuando murió su padre dejó muchas deudas pendientes.
b. sin saldar
This lady disappeared from the hotel leaving her account unsettled.Esta señora desapareció del hotel dejando su cuenta sin saldar.
5. (unpopulated)
a. sin colonizar
There were large areas of unsettled land in the west, ripe for cultivation.En el oeste había extensas tierras sin colonizar, y listas para ser cultivadas.
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