American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Trembling or quivering; tremulous: a shaky voice.
- adj. Lacking soundness or sturdiness, as of construction: a shaky table.
- adj. Not to be depended on; precarious: a shaky alliance.
- adj. Wavering in firmness: a shaky belief.
- adj. Open to question or doubt: shaky evidence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disposed to shake or tremble; shaking; unsteady: as, a shaky hand.
- Loosely put together; ready to come to pieces.
- Full of shakes or cracks; cracked, split, or cleft, as timber.
- Feeble; weak.
- Wavering; undecided; uncertain: as, there are a good many shaky voters in the district.
- Of questionable integrity, solvency, or ability.
- adj. Shaking or trembling.
- adj. Nervous; Anxious.
- adj. of wood Full of shakes or cracks; cracked.
- adj. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Shaking or trembling.
- adj. Full of shakes or cracks; cracked.
- adj. colloq. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound.
- adj. not secure; beset with difficulties
- adj. vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
- adj. inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
“Daisy, a mid-sized, mixed-breed dog adopted from Greenwich Animal Control's shelter, longed for strenuous exercise that the 59-year-old Swan was unable to provide because of what he described as a shaky leg that keeps him from walking more than a mile at a time.”
“You could see it when they filmed these huge historic battles in shaky close-up with about five men shouting loudly and shaking plastic swords.”
“Sellotaped to the top of it was a piece of lined notepaper, and written on it in shaky handwriting: Jim's last letter, received January 25 1915.”
“Triumph des Willens, and beneath it in shaky subtitles, Triumph of the Will.”
“Anderson returned after halftime and finished 11-of-20 for 152 yards, but threw an interception and was again shaky coming off a four-pick performance last week in a loss at Cincinnati that cost Cleveland a chance to clinch a wild-card spot.”
“She finally makes it home, still shaky from the near death experience.”
“Williams was shaky from the start of San Diego's first home postseason game since 1998.”
“I was a bit shaky from the run and had trouble keeping the rifle steady, despite the rest afforded by the sticks.”
“Casey, a Ryder Cup rookie, was shaky from the outset, making three bogeys in the first five holes.”
“The season has been shaky from the fan standpoint, but a nice playoff run can do wonders.”
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