- tending to shake or tremble.
- trembling; tremulous.
- liable to break down or give way; insecure; not to be depended upon: a shaky bridge.
- wavering, as in allegiance: His loyalty, always shaky, was now nonexistent.
Origin of shaky
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Examples from the Web for shakiness
"I am your chief," he began, trying to master the shakiness of his voice.Tales of Unrest
The ink is faded and brown, the flourishes have the shakiness of age.The Lure of Old London
Rick spoke up, and he was surprised that there was no shakiness in his voice.The Caves of Fear
But he must have felt the shakiness of his answer afterwards.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
The shakiness of his little raft dissuaded him, and he abandoned the idea.The Mad Planet
- tending to shake or tremble
- liable to prove defective; unreliable
- uncertain or questionableyour arguments are very shaky
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Word Origin and History for shakiness
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