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rick·et·y

 (rĭk′ĭ-tē)
adj. rick·et·i·er, rick·et·i·est
1. Likely to break or fall apart; shaky.
2. Feeble with age; infirm.
3. Of, having, or resembling rickets.

[From rickets.]

rick′et·i·ness n.

rickety

(ˈrɪkɪtɪ)
adj
1. (of a structure, piece of furniture, etc) likely to collapse or break; shaky
2. feeble with age or illness; infirm
3. (Pathology) relating to, resembling, or afflicted with rickets
[C17: from rickets]
ˈricketiness n

rick•et•y

(ˈrɪk ɪ ti)

adj. -et•i•er, -et•i•est.
1. likely to fall or collapse; shaky: a rickety chair.
2. feeble in the joints; tottering: a rickety old man.
3. old, dilapidated, or in disrepair.
4. irregular, as motion or action.
5. affected with rickets.
6. pertaining to or of the nature of rickets.
[1675–85; ricket (s) + -y1]
rick′et•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rickety - 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"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
2.rickety - affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets; "rickety limbs and joints"; "a rachitic patient"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
3.rickety - lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
frail - physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"

rickety

rickety

adjective
Not physically steady or firm:
Translations
مُتَقَلْقِل، عُرْضَةٌ للسُّقوط
vratký
vakkelvorn
haurashuterariisitautinen
valtur, óstöîugur
ļodzīgs

rickety

[ˈrɪkɪtɪ] ADJ
1. (= wobbly) → tambaleante, inseguro; [old car] → desvencijado
2. (Med) → raquítico

rickety

[ˈrɪkɪti] adj [chair, table] → bancal(e); [stairs, house] → branlant(e); [bus] → bringuebalant(e)
a rickety old bus → un vieil autobus tout bringuebalant

rickety

adj
furniture, stairs etcwack(e)lig; vehicleklapprig
(Med) → rachitisch

rickety

[ˈrɪkɪtɪ] adj (furniture, structure) → traballante

rickety

(ˈrikəti) adjective
not well built; unsteady; likely to fall over or collapse. a rickety table.
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