What is the opposite of stability?

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Noun
Opposite of the quality of being enduring and unchanging
“This sober attitude is needed, for the negative impact of a local government's financial instability will definitely have a national bearing.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being physically stable or fixed in place
“He lights a match and I can't help but notice the unsteadiness of his hands that makes me slightly apprehensive.”
Noun
Opposite of the ability to withstand force or stress
“Scour close to structures could cause instability of the structure due to sliding planes in the subsoil resulting from the unstable surface.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being mentally sound
“I visited him several times in prison and expressed my positive opinion that his insanity was feigned.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself
Noun
Opposite of a proficiency or well-balanced ability
“I'm plodding on with the street scene, painting, and it's beginning to come to life in spite of my tremulous incompetence.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole
“Mission failure will result in an imbalance of power between us and our enemy.”
Noun
Opposite of worthy of one's trust or confidence
“All he had to show for his service was a record of unreliability.”
Noun
Opposite of a bond of unity or agreement between individuals or groups
Noun
Opposite of the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear
Noun
Opposite of balance of forces or interests
Noun
Opposite of self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation
Noun
Opposite of mental or emotional stability
“Questions about his fitness were put to bed after a dominant performance on the field.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of not moving
Noun
Opposite of the quality or state of being physically strong
“Merlin showed frailty and weakness in his old age, but his wisdom never waned.”
Noun
Opposite of a firm or secure grip, especially with one's feet
Noun
Opposite of the state of being at peace, typically between two or more entities
“The character lives in chaos, and the lone protagonist fights against a totalitarian regime.”
Noun
(of an object or structure) Opposite of the state of not having the ability to cause harm or injury
“The author debunks the myth that herbicides are not a threat to animal life.”
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