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1 shaking or moving in a way you cannot control:
He poured the coffee with a very unsteady hand.
a baby's first unsteady steps
She was quite unsteady on her feet (=she might fall over).
2 showing that you are nervous:
Her voice was unsteady.
She took a deep unsteady breath.
3 an unsteady object is not balanced very well and could fall:
an unsteady ladder
4 an unsteady situation, relationship etc could change or end at any time:
an unsteady peace
unsteadily adverb
unsteadiness noun [uncountable]

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