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shaky

shak·y

shaky

 
pronunciation:
sheI ki
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: shakier, shakiest
definition 1: shaking; trembling.
Coffee makes him shaky.
synonyms:
fidgety, jittery, jumpy, quavery, shivery, tremulous, unsteady
antonyms:
stable, steady
similar words:
rickety, tottering, wavering, wobbly
definition 2: not steady or dependable; insecure; unreliable.
a shaky porchshaky evidence
synonyms:
flimsy, insecure, undependable, unreliable, unsound
antonyms:
impregnable, solid, sound
similar words:
irresolute, precarious, ramshackle, rickety, tenuous, tottering, unstable, unsteady, wavering, wobbly
derivations: shakily (adv.), shakiness (n.)
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The word shaky 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.