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Meaning & Definition of Shaky in English

English

Shaky

/ʃeki/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • rickety
  • ,
  • shaky
  • ,
  • wobbly
  • ,
  • wonky

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • shaky
  • ,
  • shivering
  • ,
  • trembling

3. Not secure

  • Beset with difficulties
  • "A shaky marriage"
    synonym:
  • precarious
  • ,
  • shaky