Definition of shaky
- shaky timber
- a shaky economy
- performed well after a shaky start
- shaky experimental procedures
- shaky data
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.
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: 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
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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