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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shaking or trembling.
  • adj. Nervous; Anxious.
  • adj. Full of shakes or cracks; cracked.
  • adj. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaking or trembling.
  • adj. Full of shakes or cracks; cracked.
  • adj. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

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