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rickety

rick·et·y

rickety

 
 
pronunciation:
rI kih ti
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: likely to fall over or fall apart; shaky.
Don't lean on that rickety fence.
synonyms:
tottering, unstable
antonyms:
stable
similar words:
dilapidated, flimsy, shaky, uneven, unsteady, weak
definition 2: weak in the joints with age; tottering.
My grandmother is anything but a rickety old woman.
synonyms:
shaky, tottering, unsteady
similar words:
frail, weak
derivation: ricketiness (n.)
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