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 fly. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (Com.) Not adjusted; not settled; not brought to an equality of debt and credit; as, an unbalanced account; unbalanced books. [1913 Webster]

3. Being, or being thrown, out of equilibrium; hence, disordered or deranged in sense; unsteady; unsound; as, an unbalanced mind. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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