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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not firm)
a. unstable
El andamio de madera se ve inestable. No te subas.The wooden scaffolding looks unstable. Don't climb up on it.
b. unsteady
La estructura del granero se veía inestable, pero, sorprendentemente, no se derrumbó.The structure of the barn looked unsteady, but surprisingly, it didn't collapse.
2. (erratic)
a. unstable
Vladimir era muy sensible e inestable; siempre obraba con precipitación.Vladimir was very emotional and unstable; he always acted on impulse.
3. (unpredictable)
a. unstable
La situación en el país es inestable. Estamos al borde de la guerra civil.The situation in the country is unstable. We are on the verge of a civil war.
4. (weather)
a. changeable
¿Qué pronosticaron para hoy? - Tiempo inestable y posibilidades de lluvia por la tarde.What's today's forecast? - Changeable weather and rain chances in the afternoon.
b. unsettled
El tiempo inestable continuará hasta mañana, que estará soleado.The unsettled weather will keep up until tomorrow, which will be sunny.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. unstable
tiempo inestablechangeable weather
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unstable; unsteady
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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