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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; unsound; shaky.
a rickety table
synonyms:
precarious, ramshackle, tottering, unstable, wobbly
antonyms:
stable
similar words:
broken-down, decrepit, dilapidated, flimsy, shaky, tumble-down, uneven, unsound, unsteady, weak
definition 2: weak in the joints with age; tottering.
synonyms:
doddering, shaky, teetering, tottering, unsteady, wavering
similar words:
broken-down, decrepit, frail, weak
definition 3: afflicted with rickets.
definition 4: of or pertaining to rickets.
derivation: ricketiness (n.)
Word Parts
The word rickety contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.