unbalanced

  • 1 unbalanced — UK US /ʌnˈbælənst/ adjective ► ACCOUNTING used to refer to a set of accounts in double entry bookkeeping in which, as the result of a mistake, the total of money owed or spent is not equal to the money paid into the account: »I have some… …

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  • 2 Unbalanced — Un*bal anced, a. [In senses 1 and 2, pref. un not + balanced; in sense 3, 1st pref. un + balance.] 1. Not balanced; not in equipoise; having no counterpoise, or having insufficient counterpoise. [1913 Webster] Let Earth unbalanced from her orbit… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Unbalanced — is the opposite of balanced . * When referring to electrical signals, an unbalanced line is the opposite of a balanced line such as used in RCA cables used to connect a DVD player to your stereo.* Inoffensive line is a formation characteristic… …

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  • 4 unbalanced — adjective treating aspects of something unequally; partial. → unbalance unbalanced adjective upset the mental stability of; derange. → unbalance …

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  • 5 unbalanced — [adj1] not even, stable asymmetric, asymmetrical, disproportionate, irregular, lopsided, not balanced, off balance, shaky, top heavy, treacherous, unequal, uneven, unstable, unsteady, unsymmetrical, wobbly; concept 480 Ant. balanced, even, fair,… …

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  • 6 unbalanced — index deranged, disproportionate, inequitable, insecure, non compos mentis, partial (biased), unequal (unequivalent) …

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  • 7 unbalanced — (adj.) 1640s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of BALANCE (Cf. balance). Earliest use is in reference to the mind, judgment, etc. Of material things, it is recorded from 1732 …

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  • 8 unbalanced — [unbal′ənst] adj. 1. not in balance or equilibrium 2. not equal as to debit and credit 3. a) mentally deranged b) erratic or unstable …

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  • 9 unbalanced — [[t]ʌ̱nbæ̱lənst[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as unbalanced, you mean that they appear disturbed and upset or they seem to be slightly mad. I knew how unbalanced Paula had been since my uncle Peter died... He was shown to be mentally …

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  • 10 unbalanced — adj. 1 slightly crazy VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ a little, slightly, etc. ▪ …

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  • 11 unbalanced — un|bal|anced [ʌnˈbælənst] adj 1.) someone who is unbalanced is slightly crazy 2.) a report, argument etc that is unbalanced is unfair because it emphasizes one opinion too much 3.) a relationship that is unbalanced is not equal because one person …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 unbalanced — adjective 1 someone who is unbalanced seems slightly crazy 2 a report, argument etc that is unbalanced is unfair because it emphasizes one opinion too much 3 a relationship that is unbalanced is not equal because one person has more influence,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 unbalanced — adj. mentally unbalanced * * * [ʌn bælənst] mentally unbalanced …

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  • 14 unbalanced — un|bal|anced [ ʌn bælənst ] adjective 1. ) mentally ill 2. ) giving only one view or opinion of a situation or subject: BIASED: unbalanced news coverage 3. ) not containing all the necessary parts in the correct amount: an unbalanced diet …

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  • 15 unbalanced — adjective 1) he is unbalanced and dangerous Syn: unstable, mentally ill, deranged, demented, disturbed, unhinged, insane, mad, out of one s mind; informal crazy, loopy, loony, nuts, nutso, nutty, cracked, bushed, scre …

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  • 16 unbalanced — adjective Date: 1650 not balanced: as a. not in equilibrium b. mentally disordered or deranged c. not adjusted so as to make credits equal to debits < an unbalanced account > …

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  • 17 unbalanced — un·bal·anced .ən bal ən(t)st adj mentally disordered or disturbed <an unbalanced mind> …

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  • 18 unbalanced —    of unsound mind    Not just dizziness:     We have to accept the position that Ed was unbalanced. (Condon, 1966) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 19 unbalanced — UK [ʌnˈbælənst] / US adjective 1) mentally ill 2) giving only one view or opinion of a situation or subject unbalanced news coverage …

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  • 20 unbalanced — /un bal euhnst/, adj. 1. not balanced or not properly balanced. 2. lacking steadiness and soundness of judgment. 3. mentally disordered; deranged. 4. (of an account) not adjusted; not brought to an equality of debits and credits. 5. Football. of… …

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