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Definition 1: not secure; beset with difficulties - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a shaky marriage

Synonyms for shaky in the sense of this definition

(shaky is similar to ...) lacking in security or safety

"his fortune was increasingly insecure" "an insecure future"

Definition 2: inclined to shake as from weakness or defect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shaky 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 shaky in the sense of this definition

(shaky 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"

Definition 3: vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a quaking bog
  • the quaking child asked for more
  • quivering leaves of a poplar tree
  • with shaking knees
  • seemed shaky on her feet
  • sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier
  • trembling hands

Synonyms for shaky in the sense of this definition

(shaky is similar to ...) subject to change or variation

"her unsteady walk" "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine" "an unsteady voice"

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