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instability noun

ADJ. increased | growing, increasing | continuing | inherent, internal | economic, financial, political, social | emotional, mental

QUANT. degree The increased inflation will inject a degree of instability into the economy.

VERB + INSTABILITY cause, create Racism causes political instability and violence. | avoid The law was introduced to avoid instability during the transition.

INSTABILITY + VERB arise, occur Instability may arise at times of change.

PHRASES a period of instability a long period of economic instability | a source of instability