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Definition 1: lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rickety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a feeble old woman
  • her body looked sapless

Synonyms for rickety in the sense of this definition

(rickety is similar to ...) physically weak

"an invalid's frail body"

Definition 2: affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rickety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rickety limbs and joints
  • a rachitic patient

Synonyms for rickety in the sense of this definition

(rickety is similar to ...) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

Definition 3: inclined to shake as from weakness or defect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rickety or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rickety table
  • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
  • the ladder felt a little wobbly
  • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky

Synonyms for rickety in the sense of this definition

(rickety is similar to ...) lacking stability or fixity or firmness

"unstable political conditions" "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind" "an unstable world economy"

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