American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not in balance or in proper balance.
- adj. Mentally deranged.
- adj. Not exhibiting sound judgment; irrational.
- adj. Accounting Not satisfactorily adjusted so that debit and credit correspond.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not balanced; not poised.
- Not brought to an equality of debt and credit: as, an unbalanced account.
- Unsteady; easily swayed; deranged; unsound.
- adj. not balanced, without equilibrium; dizzy
- adj. irrational or mentally deranged
- adj. accounting not adjusted such that debit and credit correspond
- adj. computing of an expression having different numbers of left and right parentheses
- adj. American football an offensive line with more players on one side of the center than on the other
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of unbalance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not balanced; not in equipoise; having no counterpoise, or having insufficient counterpoise.
- adj. (Com.) Not adjusted; not settled; not brought to an equality of debt and credit.
- adj. Being, or being thrown, out of equilibrium; hence, disordered or deranged in sense; unsteady; unsound.
- adj. being or thrown out of equilibrium
- adj. debits and credits are not equal
- adj. affected with madness or insanity
- un- + balanced (Wiktionary)
“Hollywood Reporter, critic David Rooney said both he and Falco give "affecting performances " in what he described as an "unbalanced production".”
“Meanwhile, Victorian Premier John Brumby was miffed with the Indian media and officials for what he called unbalanced reporting on Singh's case.”
“The only thing "unbalanced" is that we choose to be writers in the first place!”
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“Harry Reid, who seems to be running out of ways to describe Sharron Angle as mentally unbalanced, is out with a new ad that comes right out and brands her "pathological":”
“The Dreaming is again unbalanced and we must right it.”
“The injuries caused by a long-term unbalanced life, the hurt or the destruction to the self-esteem of one's partner or children or career can usually not be reversed. by re-balancing one's life in the future.”
“by Jyotirmaya on Mon 21 Aug 2006 12:15 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link Let me tell you a thing or two about what you call my unbalanced treatment of Aurobindo.”
“Sweeping improvements in the energy productivity of Europe's economies could prevent the runaway energy demand and consumption currently threatening to undermine the EU's economic growth, says a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) 2008 / 09 / 10: NatureN: Europe's energy funding 'unbalanced' -- International Energy Agency calls for more funds for non-nuclear technologies in Europe.”
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