shaky

[ shey-kee ]
/ ˈʃeɪ ki /

adjective, shak·i·er, shak·i·est.

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.

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Origin of shaky

First recorded in 1695–1705; shake + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM shaky

shak·i·ly, adverbshak·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shaky

shaky
/ (ˈʃeɪkɪ) /

adjective shakier or shakiest

tending to shake or tremble
liable to prove defective; unreliable
uncertain or questionableyour arguments are very shaky

Derived forms of shaky

shakily, adverbshakiness, noun
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