Definition of Shaky

1. Adjective. Inclined to shake as from weakness or defect. "The bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky"

Exact synonyms: Rickety, Wobbly, Wonky
Similar to: Unstable
Derivative terms: Ricketiness, Shake, Shakiness, Wobble



2. Adjective. Vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze. "Trembling hands"
Exact synonyms: Shivering, Trembling
Similar to: Unsteady
Derivative terms: Shakiness

3. Adjective. Not secure; beset with difficulties. "A shaky marriage"
Exact synonyms: Precarious
Similar to: Insecure, Unsafe
Derivative terms: Precariousness, Shakiness

Definition of Shaky

1. a. Shaking or trembling; as, a shaky spot in a marsh; a shaky hand.

Definition of Shaky

1. Adjective. Shaking or trembling. ¹

2. Adjective. Nervous; Anxious. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of wood) Full of shakes or cracks; cracked. ¹

4. Adjective. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shaky

1. shaking [adj SHAKIER, SHAKIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shaky

shaking
shaking one's head
shaking out
shaking palsy
shaking up
shakings
shako
shakoes
shakos
shakt
shaku
shakudo
shakudos
shakuhachi
shakuhachis
shaky (current term)
shakycam
shalbe
shalder
shalders
shale
shale gas
shale oil
shaled
shalelike
shales
shaley
shalier
shaliest
shaling

Literary usage of Shaky

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Kate Beaumont by John William De Forest (1872)
"The wooden front steps were somewhat shaky, and the enclosing fence fantastically dilapidated. The adorning light of a summer day in the hour after sundown ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. shaky, quivery, quavery (тате), trembly (rare); spec, tottery. trend, vi tend (rare of persons), gravitate (formal or learned), set, drift, strike (rare ..."

3. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
""If I may indulge the hope" shaky. " that I am not entirely indifferent ... thus do you seem, sweetest girl," shaky. " amid those antiquated relics " Snow. ..."

4. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England by John Campbell Campbell, Joseph Arnould (1881)
"It is in his own hand, the writing very shaky, and evidently the result of considerable labor, but still a great improvement on his previous attempts. ..."

5. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"ably, with the whole " shaky. " fire of youth." Old. Confusion to youth ! ... "If I may indulge the hope" shaky. " that I am not entirely indifferent to you ..."

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