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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Trembling or quivering; tremulous.
  • adjective Lacking soundness or sturdiness, as of construction.
  • adjective Not to be depended on; precarious.
  • adjective Wavering in firmness.
  • adjective Open to question or doubt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective not secure; beset with difficulties
  • adjective vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
  • adjective inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

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