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shak·y

 (shā′kē)
adj. shak·i·er, shak·i·est
1. Trembling or quivering; tremulous: a shaky voice.
2. Lacking soundness or sturdiness, as of construction: a shaky table.
3.
a. Not to be depended on; precarious: a shaky alliance.
b. Wavering in firmness: a shaky belief.
c. Open to question or doubt: shaky evidence.

shak′i·ly adv.
shak′i·ness n.

shaky

(ˈʃeɪkɪ)
adj, shakier or shakiest
1. tending to shake or tremble
2. liable to prove defective; unreliable
3. uncertain or questionable: your arguments are very shaky.
ˈshakily adv
ˈshakiness n

shak•y

(ˈʃeɪ ki)

adj. shak•i•er, shak•i•est.
1. tending to shake or tremble.
2. liable to break down or give way; insecure.
3. wavering, as in allegiance.
[1695–1705]
shak′i•ly, adv.
shak′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shaky - 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.shaky - vibrating slightly and irregularlyshaky - 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"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
3.shaky - not secure; beset with difficulties; "a shaky marriage"
unsafe, insecure - lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"

shaky

adjective
1. unstable, weak, precarious, tottering, ramshackle, dilapidated, rickety, unsteady, wonky (Brit. informal) Our house will remain on shaky foundations unless the architect sorts out the basement.
unstable strong, firm, secure, stable, steady
2. unsteady, faint, trembling, faltering, wobbly, giddy, light-headed, tremulous, weak at the knees, doddery, quivery, all of a quiver (informal) Even small operations can leave you feeling a bit shaky.
3. uncertain, suspect, dubious, questionable, unreliable, unsound, iffy (informal), unsupported, undependable We knew we may have to charge them on shaky evidence.
uncertain dependable, reliable

shaky

adjective
Translations
ضَعيف، مُهْتَز، مُرْتَعِشٍمُتَداع، مُتَخَلْخِلمُتَعَثِّر، مُهْتَزمُتَقَلْقِل
chatrnýroztřesenýslabýtřaslavývratký
usikkerdirrende
hutera
drhtav
reszkető
ótrausturskjálfandislakur
よろよろする
떨리는
beverigbibberigonzekertrillerigzwak
trasľavý
majavtresoč se
skakig
สั่นคลอน
run rẩy

shaky

[ˈʃeɪkɪ] ADJ (shakier (compar) (shakiest (superl)))
1. (= trembling) [person, legs] → tembloroso
2. (= wobbly) → inestable, poco firme
3. (= weak) [person] → débil
4. (fig) (= uncertain) [health, memory] → frágil, precario; [finances] → precario; [knowledge] → deficiente, flojo
my Spanish is rather shakymi español es bastante flojo

shaky

[ˈʃeɪki] adj
[hand, voice] → tremblant(e); [person] → tremblant(e)
to feel shaky → être secoué(e)
(= wobbly) [structure, ladder, table] → branlant(e), peu solide
(= uncertain) [memory] → chancelant(e); [knowledge] → incertain(e); [prospects, position] → incertain(e); [relationship] → peu stable
to get off to a shaky start → mal démarrer

shaky

adj (+er) chair, positionwackelig; evidencefragwürdig, unsicher; voice, hands, writingzitt(e)rig; knowledgeunsicher, wackelig; in rather shaky Frenchin ziemlich holprigem Französisch; to be shaky on one’s legswackelig auf den Beinen sein; to feel shaky (physically) → sich ganz schwach fühlen; (from nerves) → sich zitt(e)rig fühlen; I still feel a bit shaky about this theorydiese Theorie sitzt bei mir noch nicht; to get off to a shaky start (fig)einen unsicheren or holprigen Anfang nehmen; to be on shaky ground (fig)sich auf schwankendem or unsicherem Boden bewegen

shaky

[ˈʃeɪkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (table, building) → traballante; (trembling, voice) → tremulo/a; (hands) → tremante; (handwriting) → tremolante (fig) (health) → vacillante, malfermo/a; (memory) → labile; (knowledge) → incerto/a; (start) → incerto/a
I feel a bit shaky → mi gira un po' la testa
my Spanish is rather shaky → il mio spagnolo lascia un po' a desiderare

shake

(ʃeik) past tense shook (ʃuk) : past participle shaken verb
1. to (cause to) tremble or move with jerks. The explosion shook the building; We were shaking with laughter; Her voice shook as she told me the sad news.
2. to shock, disturb or weaken. He was shaken by the accident; My confidence in him has been shaken.
noun
1. an act of shaking. He gave the bottle a shake.
2. drink made by shaking the ingredients together vigorously. a chocolate milk-shake.
ˈshaking noun
an act of shaking or state of being shaken, shocked etc. They got a shaking in the crash.
ˈshaky adjective
1. weak or trembling with age, illness etc. a shaky voice; shaky handwriting.
2. unsteady or likely to collapse. a shaky chair.
3. (sometimes with at) not very good, accurate etc. He's a bit shaky at arithmetic; My arithmetic has always been very shaky; I'd be grateful if you would correct my rather shaky spelling.
ˈshakily adverb
ˈshakiness noun
ˈshake-up noun
a disturbance or reorganization.
no great shakes
not very good or important. He has written a book, but it's no great shakes.
shake one's fist at
to hold up one's fist as though threatening to punch. He shook his fist at me when I drove into the back of his car.
shake one's head
to move one's head round to left and right to mean `No'. `Are you coming?' I asked. She shook her head.
shake off
to rid oneself of. He soon shook off the illness.
shake up
to disturb or rouse (people) so as to make them more energetic.

shaky

مُتَقَلْقِل roztřesený usikker wackelig τρεμουλιαστός tembloroso hutera tremblant drhtav vacillante よろよろする 떨리는 beverig oppskaket drżący trémulo, trêmulo трясущийся skakig สั่นคลอน bitkin run rẩy 虚弱的

shaky

a. vacilante, temeroso-a; [untrustworthy] que no merece confianza.

shaky

adj (fam) tembloroso
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