shaky adjective \ˈshā-kē\
: not strong or steady in movement, sound, etc. : tending to shake because of weakness, strong emotion, etc.
: weak and likely to break down, collapse, or fail
: not impressive or effective
: characterized by shakes <shaky timber>
a : lacking stability : precarious <a shaky economy> <performed well after a shaky start>
b : lacking in firmness (as of beliefs or principles)
c : lacking in authority or reliability : questionable <shaky experimental procedures> <shaky data>
a : somewhat unsound in health
b : characterized by shaking
Examples of SHAKY
- She took a few shaky steps before she collapsed.
- Her commitment to the cause seems shaky.
- Their marriage is on shaky ground.
- The team has performed better lately after getting off to a shaky start.
First Known Use of SHAKY
Related to SHAKY
- aquiver, atremble, quaking, quavery, quivering, shaking, shuddering, shuddery, tottering, tottery, trembling, trembly, tremulous, wobbling (also wabbling), wobbly (also wabbly)
- certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable
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