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Shaky \Shak"y\, a. [Compar. Shakier; superl. Shakiest.]

  1. Shaking or trembling; as, a shaky spot in a marsh; a shaky hand.

  2. Full of shakes or cracks; cracked; as, shaky timber.

  3. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound; as, a shaky constitution; shaky business credit. [Colloq.]


a. (en-comparativeshaky)

  1. adj. inclined to shake as from weakness or defect; "a rickety table"; "a wobbly chair with shaky legs"; "the ladder felt a little wobbly"; "the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky" [syn: rickety, wobbly, wonky]

  2. vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands" [syn: quaking, quivering, shaking, shivering, trembling]

  3. not secure; beset with difficulties; "a shaky marriage" [syn: precarious]

  4. [also: shakiest, shakier]


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Usage examples of "shakier".

And Velikovsky's conclusion was that the grounds the standard rested on were a lot shakier than was confidently supposed.