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Synonyms and Antonyms of shaky

  1. 1 marked by or given to small uncontrollable bodily movements <the old man's hands were so shaky that I was afraid he'd drop the glass> Synonyms aquiver, atremble, quaking, quavery, quivering, shaking, shuddering, shuddery, tottering, tottery, trembling, trembly, tremulous, wobbling (also wabbling), wobbly (also wabbly) Related Words convulsive; shivering, shivery; rocky, staggery, unstable, unsteady, wavering, wavery; palpitating, pulsating, throbbing Near Antonyms controlled, firm, settled, stable, steady

  2. 2 giving good reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged <results that were arrived at using some shaky experimental procedures> Synonyms debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, fishy, problematic (also problematical), queer, questionable, shady, doubtful, suspect, suspiciousRelated Words alleged, so-called, supposed; moot; ambiguous, open, unclear; uncertain, undecided, undetermined; far-fetched, flimsy, improbable, unlikely, weakNear Antonyms decisive, definitive; clear, obvious, open-and-shut, positiveAntonyms certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable

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