Meaning of STABLE in English


n. Function: adjective


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

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

Contrasted Words: wobbling, wobbly

Antonyms: instable, unstable


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


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

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

4 marked by solidity, firmness, and stability especially in design or construction FF1C; a stable foundation for the building FF1E;

Synonyms: firm, secure, solid, sound; compare FAST 4 , SURE 1

Related Words: 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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