from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not balanced, without equilibrium; dizzy
  • adj. irrational or mentally deranged
  • adj. not adjusted such that debit and credit correspond
  • adj. of an expression having different numbers of left and right parentheses
  • adj. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not balanced; not in equipoise; having no counterpoise, or having insufficient counterpoise.
  • adj. 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being or thrown out of equilibrium
  • adj. debits and credits are not equal
  • adj. affected with madness or insanity


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un- +‎ balanced


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