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shaky (adj.)

1840, of handwriting; 1841 of persons, horses, and credit; 1850 of structures; from shake (v.) + -y (2). General sense of "uncertain, of questionable integrity" is from 1834. Earliest of trees or logs, "split, having fissures" (1808). Related: Shakily; shakiness.

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Definitions of shaky

shaky (adj.)
inclined to shake as from weakness or defect;
a wobbly chair with shaky legs
Synonyms: rickety / wobbly / wonky
shaky (adj.)
vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze;
seemed shaky on her feet
Synonyms: shivering / trembling
shaky (adj.)
not secure; beset with difficulties;
a shaky marriage
Synonyms: precarious
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