Meaning of STABLE in English

STABLE

adjective

1.

Synonyms: sure 1, fast, firm, secure, staunch, strong

Related Word: balanced, poised; fixed, set, solid, sound, steadfast

Contrasted words: wobbling, wobbly

Antonyms: instable, unstable

2.

Synonyms: steady 2, constant, equable, even, stabile, unchanging, unfluctuating, uniform, unvarying

3.

Synonyms: lasting , diuturnal, durable, enduring, perdurable, perduring, permanent

Related Word: constant, steady; safe, secure, sound; resolute, staunch, steadfast

4.

marked by solidity, firmness, and stability especially in design or construction

a stable foundation for the building

Synonyms: firm, secure, solid, sound; compare fast 4, sure 1

Related Word: strong, sturdy; unassailable, unshakable

Idioms: as firm as (the rock of) Gibraltar, solid as a rock

Contrasted words: insecure, shaky, unsound, weak, wobbling, wobbly

Antonyms: instable, unstable

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