Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
stable1

sta·ble1

stable1

 
 
pronunciation:
steI bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: stabler, stablest
definition 1: fixed, firm, or steady in position; not shaky or easily moved or overturned.
Please keep the ladder stable.
synonyms:
fast, firm, fixed, secure, solid, steady, sturdy
antonyms:
insecure, instable, rickety, rocky, shaky, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, wobbly
similar words:
stationary, staunch
definition 2: not likely to change or be altered; enduring.
A stable political situation has benefited the country's economy.The patient's condition is now stable.
synonyms:
abiding, constant, enduring, fixed, lasting, steadfast
antonyms:
changeable, instable, rocky, unsettled, unstable, volatile
similar words:
durable, persistent, regular, secure, solid, stalwart, steady
definition 3: consistent or steady in character, mood, or behavior; not flighty or insane.
He is not stable and should get some psychiatric help.
synonyms:
constant, dependable, faithful, solid, stalwart, steady, sturdy
antonyms:
instable, mercurial, mobile, unbalanced, unstable, volatile
similar words:
down-to-earth, even, firm, loyal, regular, reliable, resolute, sane, staunch, true
definition 4: resistant to change in degree, quantity, or physical or chemical composition.
a stable temperaturea stable source of incomea stable compound
synonyms:
balanced, constant, fixed, inert
antonyms:
instable, unstable, volatile
similar words:
fast, inactive
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: stably (adv.)
Word Explorer
See
  economy, element
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature