stability Definition

  • 1the quality or state of being firmly fixed, supported, or balanced
  • 2the ability to withstand or endure force, pressure, or change
  • 3the state of being unlikely to change or fail

Using stability: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "stability" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The building's foundation provides stability against earthquakes.

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    The political situation in the country is marked by instability.

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    The company's financial stability is a result of sound investments.

  • Example

    The athlete's strong core muscles give her stability and balance.

stability Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using stability

  • to cause trouble or disturbance in a stable situation


    I don't want to rock the boat by bringing up controversial topics at the meeting.

  • in a stable or balanced state


    After a few rocky months, the company is finally back on an even keel.

  • to maintain stability or control in a difficult situation


    During the crisis, it was important for the leader to keep the ship steady and reassure the team.

Phrases with stability

  • emotional stability

    the ability to maintain a stable emotional state despite external circumstances


    Her emotional stability helped her cope with the stress of her job.

  • a condition in which an economy experiences steady growth, low inflation, and low unemployment


    The government's economic policies aim to promote stability and growth.

  • a condition in which a government is stable and there is little likelihood of political change or revolution


    The country's political stability has attracted foreign investment.


Summary: stability in Brief

Stability [stəˈbɪləti] refers to the quality or state of being firmly fixed, supported, or balanced. It can also mean the ability to withstand or endure force, pressure, or change, or the state of being unlikely to change or fail. Examples include the foundation of a building providing stability against earthquakes, and an athlete's strong core muscles giving her stability and balance. Phrases like 'emotional stability' and 'political stability' extend the concept, while idioms like 'rock the boat' and 'keep the ship steady' denote situations where stability is threatened or maintained.

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