unbalanced [uhn-bal-uhnst] SynonymsExamplesWord Originadjective
- not balanced or not properly balanced.
- lacking steadiness and soundness of judgment.
- mentally disordered; deranged.
- (of an account) not adjusted; not brought to an equality of debits and credits.
- Football. of or relating to an offensive line formation having more than three linemen on one side of the center.Compare balanced(def 2).
Origin of unbalanced First recorded in 1640–50; un-1 + balanced Synonyms for unbalanced 3. disturbed, unsound, irrational. unbalance [uhn-bal-uh ns] verb (used with object), un·bal·anced, un·bal·anc·ing.
- to throw or put out of balance.
- to disorder or derange, as the mind.
- unbalanced condition.
Origin of unbalance First recorded in 1580–90; un-2 + balance Related formsun·bal·ance·a·ble, adjective Related Words for unbalanced top-heavy, uneven, unequal, irregular, unstable, wobbly, lopsided, unsteady, unhinged, irrational, unsound, deranged, erratic, troubled, touched, asymmetrical, disproportionate, off-balance, shaky, treacherous Examples from the Web for unbalanced Contemporary Examples of unbalanced
In Rwanda, an unbalanced ratio leaves 83 of every 100 citizens dependent on the leftover 17 for survival.
August 31, 2014
But he neither liked nor trusted Governor La Follette, whom he regarded as unbalanced and dangerous to the Republican Party.
July 24, 2014
Bob Smith: unbalanced, inconstant, and even more of a carpetbagger than the other guy.
December 4, 2013
The important challenge is to correct for the unbalanced and unfair nature of this exchange.
John M. Ackerman
June 21, 2012
He has never voted to raise taxes; he has never voted to approve an unbalanced budget.
July 13, 2011
Historical Examples of unbalanced
I thought only of myself, and I behaved like a whining, unbalanced boy.
You may say that Robespierre was morbid and unbalanced, and you may say the same of Bunyan.
G. K. Chesterton
Had the strain of the past few weeks unbalanced the professors mind?
Harold Thompson Rich
Unbalanced by the shove, he stumbled over the Apache whom he had knocked senseless.
Robert Ames Bennet
It lifted Uncle Jabez from his seat, and unbalanced the boat.
Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for unbalanced unbalanced adjective
- lacking balance
- irrational or unsound; erratic
- mentally disordered or deranged
- biased; one-sidedunbalanced reporting
- (in double-entry book-keeping) not having total debit balances equal to total credit balances
- electronics (of signals or circuitry) not symmetrically disposed about earth or zero reference potential
unbalance verb (tr)
- to upset the equilibrium or balance of
- to disturb the mental stability of (a person or his mind)
- imbalance or instability
Word Origin and History for unbalanced adj.