Definition of 'instability'
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That’s especially the case when art is swept up in war or political instability. Smithsonian Mag (2017)As night follows day, political instability will be the norm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is clear that buyers are actively seeking to capitalise on the low value of sterling and the political instability elsewhere in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Government officials say that potential investors may be deterred by political instability if'No' were to win. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A defeat could lead to political instability, a new coalition government or early elections in which the radical right has hopes of coming to power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What better proof of mental and emotional instability? Mothers who Leave (1994)Now he must go and a period of instability and uncertainty will follow. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was a time of chronic instability and political danger. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Researchers said economic instability and the growth of university education had caused the delay of personal plans. The Sun (2011)The underlying problem of the inherent instability of capitalism always remains. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)That is likely to spark financial instability anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The film works best at these moments of mental instability. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Political instability breeds economic and business uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nor would the tax correct risky behaviour and financial instability. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His mental instability is a factor here. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She had endured an unhappy relationship with her mother who struggled with mental instability and was confined to an asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the short term, political instability can be very uncomfortable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the face of political instability Poland made steady progress restructuring her economy. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Oh, and there would probably be a period of economic instability if we left. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What people want in a period of financial instability is certainty, not fiddling. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At the same time, supply constraints bit because of war and political instability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It tends to do well in situations of geopolitical uncertainty, a weak dollar and economic instability. Times, Sunday Times (2015)How much social instability would it take before people would renounce their liberties in a trade-off for safety? Times, Sunday Times (2010)This brings us to the second reason for the inherent instability of the financial system: human behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I think we are in for a period of uncertainty and instability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That instability and uncertainty persist. After Thatcher (1989)Will there be an economic hard landing, malignant inflation, or social instability? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Fanning memories of Japanese atrocities will not resolve the inherent instability in the Chinese model. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the hard fact is that financial services companies, because of their inherent instability and their utter dependence on client confidence, are a special case. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'instability'
British English: instability /ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪtɪ/ NOUN
Instability is a lack of stability in a place, situation, or person.
- American English: instability
- Arabic: عَدَمُ الثَّبَاتُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: instabilidade
- Chinese: 不稳定
- Croatian: nestabilnost
- Czech: nestálost
- Danish: ustabilitet
- Dutch: instabiliteit
- European Spanish: inestabilidad
- Finnish: epävakaisuus
- French: instabilité
- German: Instabilität
- Greek: αστάθεια
- Italian: instabilità
- Japanese: 不安定
- Korean: 불안정
- Norwegian: ustabilitet
- Polish: niestałość
- European Portuguese: instabilidade
- Romanian: instabilitate
- Russian: нестабильность
- Spanish: inestabilidad
- Swedish: instabilitet
- Thai: ความไม่แน่นอน
- Turkish: dengesizlik
- Ukrainian: нестабільність
- Vietnamese: tính không ổn định
Definition of instability from the Collins English Dictionary
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