- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordsrocky, nervous, insecure, weak, precarious, unstable, wobbly, unsettled, jittery, rickety, unsteady, questionable, unclear, uncertain, dubious, infirm, jerry-built, rattletrap, shaking, tremulous
Examples from the Web for shaky
Never mind that some of the atmospherics are shaky, like the white Christmas, for example.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
And even The Lancet and Nature publish their share of shaky studies.How to Tell When a Scientific Study Is Total B.S.
August 22, 2014
Its addictive “sidebar of shame” catalogues every celebrity roll of fat, fashion faux pas, and shaky early-morning nightclub exit.Hollywood vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney and Angelina Jolie Take On The UK's Leanest, Meanest Gossip Machine
Lizzie Crocker, Lloyd Grove
July 12, 2014
Law enforcement officials started with the proposition that Cope was guilty because of his shaky “confessions.”The Supreme Court Must Right the Wrong Done to Billy Wayne Cope
June 19, 2014
After his shaky hosting—sorry gays—Hugh Jackman is indubitably straight.
Now the man had an old grandfather at home, who was weak and shaky.The Chinese Fairy Book
Shaky was on his feet in an instant, and his anger was blazing in his fierce eyes.
He weighed the stories he had heard from Shaky, and picked them threadbare.
She found it very hard to speak and, when she did do so, her voice was shaky.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
It is so shaky nowadays that I can scarcely decipher some of it.The Eternal City
- tending to shake or tremble
- liable to prove defective; unreliable
- uncertain or questionableyour arguments are very shaky
Word Origin and History for shaky
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper