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Synonyms for shaky
ˈʃeɪ kishaky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rickety, shaky, wobbly, wonkyadjective

    inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

    "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"

    weak, infirm, askew, weakly, debile, precarious, skew-whiff, trembling, cockeyed, sapless, rachitic, lopsided, decrepit, awry(p), shivering, wobbly, feeble, wonky, rickety

    secure, steady, stable

  2. shaky, shivering, tremblingadjective

    vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze

    "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"

    wonky, shivering, precarious, wobbly, rickety, trembling

    stable, secure, steady

  3. precarious, shakyadjective

    not secure; beset with difficulties

    "a shaky marriage"

    shivering, wobbly, trembling, perilous, parlous, rickety, wonky, unstable, touch-and-go, precarious

    stable, secure, steady

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shakyadjective

    unsound (as timber), full of clefts

  2. shakyadjective

    shaking, trembling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shakyadjective

    trembling, shaking, unsound, tottering

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shaky":

    fragile, unstable, precarious, weak, uncertain, volatile, bumpy

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How to use shaky in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Lu:

    Shaky macroeconomic fundamentals and downward revisions by IEA on global oil demand has capped bullish gains, markets fear looser market fundamentals in the longer term.

  2. Michele Johnson:

    It means we don't have a very bright future. It means we are on very shaky footing.

  3. Robert Dudley:

    I can cite the rules, but it's up to the court and the court will often take some very shaky cases because an issue is important. I honestly think this won't affect the court much.

  4. Dominic Chan:

    Investor confidence remains shaky.

  5. Kai Pfaffenbach:

    The semi-finals is a warm up also for photographers, i was free to play around and I thought I would try a motion blur ... I saw him running ... The moment he turned his head I thought the picture was ruined as it would be too shaky but it just happened ... and overnight it became 'the' picture.

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Translations for shaky

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • craaghManx
  • zwak, trillerig, onzeker, bibberig, gammelDutch
  • شرمیلاUrdu

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