HyperDic: shaky

English > 3 senses of the word shaky:
ADJECTIVEallshaky, rickety, wobbly, wonkyinclined to shake as from weakness or defect
allshaky, shivering, tremblingvibrating slightly and irregularly
allshaky, precariousnot secure
shaky > pronunciation
Soundsshey'kiy
Rhymesachy ... yucky: 142 rhymes with kiy...
English > shaky: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningInclined to shake as from weakness or defect.
Example "a wobbly chair with shaky legs"
Synonymsrickety, wobbly, wonky
Broaderunstablelacking stability or fixity / fixity or firmness
Spanishtambaleante, tembloroso
Catalanindecís, inestable, tremolós, trontollós, vacil·lant
Nounsshakea reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement / excitement
shakinessa shaky motion
Adverbsshakilyin an insecurely shaky manner
English > shaky: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze.
Example "seemed shaky on her feet"
Synonymsshivering, trembling
Broaderunsteadysubject to change or variation
Spanishtembloroso, trémulo
Catalantremolós, trèmul
Nounsshakinessa shaky motion
Adverbsshakilyin a manner characterized by trembling or shaking
English > shaky: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot secure; beset with difficulties.
Example"a shaky marriage"
Synonymprecarious
Broaderinsecure, unsafelacking in security / security / security or safety
Spanishprecario
Nounsshakinessthe quality of being unstable / unstable and insecure

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