Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stable

1 sense of stable

Sense 1
stable, stalls, horse barn -- (a farm building for housing horses or other livestock)
       => farm building -- (a building on a farm)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stable

1 sense of stable

Sense 1
stable -- (shelter in a stable; "stable horses")
       => shelter -- (provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people")

Antonyms of adj stable

5 senses of stable

Sense 1
stable (vs. unstable) -- (resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices")

unstable (vs. stable) -- (lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy")
        => coseismic, coseismal -- (being where earthquake waves arrive simultaneously)
        => crank, cranky, tender, tippy -- ((used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail)
        => explosive, volatile -- (liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation")
        => rickety, shaky, wobbly, wonky -- (inclined to shake as from weakness or defect; "a rickety table"; "a wobbly chair with shaky legs"; "the ladder felt a little wobbly"; "the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky")
        => rocky -- (liable to rock; "on high rocky heels")
        => seismic, seismal -- (subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration)
        => tipsy -- (unstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated; "a tipsy boat")
        => top-heavy -- (unstable by being overloaded at the top)
        => tottering -- ((of structures or institutions) having lost stability; failing or on the point of collapse; "a tottering empire")
        => volcanic -- (explosively unstable; "a volcanic temper")

Sense 2
stable -- (firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation; "the economy is stable")

INDIRECT (VIA sound) -> unsound -- (not sound financially; "unsound banking practices")

Sense 3
stable -- (not taking part readily in chemical change)

INDIRECT (VIA unreactive) -> reactive -- (participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive")

Sense 4
stable -- (maintaining equilibrium)

INDIRECT (VIA balanced) -> unbalanced, imbalanced -- (being or thrown out of equilibrium)

Sense 5
static, stable, unchanging -- (showing little if any change; "a static population")

INDIRECT (VIA unchangeable) -> changeable, changeful -- (such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices")

Similarity of adj stable

5 senses of stable

Sense 1
stable (vs. unstable) -- (resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices")
       => firm, steady, unfluctuating -- (not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm")
       => lasting -- (lasting a long time without change; "a lasting relationship")
       => stabile -- ((chemistry, physics, biology) resistant to change)
       => stabilized, stabilised -- (made stable or firm)
          Also See-> constant#2; permanent#1, lasting#1; steady#1

Sense 2
stable -- (firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation; "the economy is stable")
       => sound (vs. unsound) -- (financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy")

Sense 3
stable -- (not taking part readily in chemical change)
       => unreactive (vs. reactive) -- ((chemistry) not reacting chemically)

Sense 4
stable -- (maintaining equilibrium)
       => balanced (vs. unbalanced) -- (being in a state of proper equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers")

Sense 5
static, stable, unchanging -- (showing little if any change; "a static population")
       => unchangeable (vs. changeable) -- (not changeable or subject to change; "a fixed and unchangeable part of the germ plasm"-Ashley Montagu; "the unchangeable seasons"; "one of the unchangeable facts of life")

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