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Wob·bly

 (wŏb′lē)
n. pl. Wob·blies
A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, a chiefly US labor organization dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism, active especially in the early 1900s.

[From I Wobbly Wobbly, humorous alteration of I(ndustrial) W(orkers of the) W(orld).]

wob·bly

 (wŏb′lē)
adj. wob·bli·er, wob·bli·est
Tending to wobble; unsteady.

wob′bli·ness n.
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wobbly

(ˈwɒblɪ)
adj, -blier or -bliest
1. unsteady
2. trembling, shaking
n
throw a wobbly slang to become suddenly very agitated or angry
ˈwobbliness n

Wobbly

(ˈwɒblɪ)
n, pl -blies
(Historical Terms) a member of the Industrial Workers of the World
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Wob•bly

(ˈwɒb li)

n., pl. -blies.
a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
[1910–15, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wobbly - a member of the Industrial Workers of the World
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
Adj.1.wobbly - 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"
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wobbly

adjective
1. unstable, shaky, unsafe, uneven, teetering, unbalanced, tottering, rickety, unsteady, wonky (Brit. slang) I was sitting on a wobbly plastic chair.
2. unsteady, weak, unstable, shaky, quivery, all of a quiver (informal) His legs felt wobbly after the long flight.
3. shaky, unsteady, tremulous `I want to go home,' she said in a wobbly voice.
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wobbly

adjective
1. Not physically steady or firm:
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Translations
مُهْتَز، مُتَمايِل
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óstöîugur, valtur
kolísavo
majav
sendeleyenyalpalayan

wobbly

[ˈwɒblɪ]
A. ADJ (wobblier (compar) (wobbliest (superl))) [chair, table] → cojo, que se tambalea; [tooth, wheel] → flojo, que se mueve; [cyclist] → inseguro; [voice, jelly] → temblón; [bottom, thighs] → flácido
his legs are a bit wobbly; he's a bit wobbly on his legstiene las piernas un poco flojas
she drew a wobbly linetrazó una línea irregular
B. N to throw a wobblyponerse histérico
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

wobbly

[ˈwɒbli] adj
[chair, table] → branlant(e); [teeth] → qui bouge; [jelly] → tremblant(e)
(= weak) [person] → chancelant(e); [legs] → flageolant(e)
to feel wobbly [person] → avoir les jambes flageolantes
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wobbly

adj (+er)wackelig; voice, notes also, handzitterig, zitternd; jelly(sch)wabbelig; wheeleiernd; to be wobbly (inf, after illness) → wackelig auf den Beinen sein (inf); to feel wobblysich schwach fühlen, wackelig auf den Beinen sein (inf)
n (inf: = fit of rage) to throw a wobblyausrasten (inf), → einen Wutanfall bekommen
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wobbly

[ˈwɒblɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (hand, voice) → tremante; (table, chair) → traballante; (object about to fall) → che oscilla pericolosamente; (wheel) → che ha troppo gioco
to feel wobbly (person) → sentirsi debole
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

wobble

(ˈwobl) verb
to rock unsteadily from side to side. The bicycle wobbled and the child fell off.
noun
a slight rocking, unsteady movement. This wheel has a bit of a wobble.
ˈwobbly adjective
ˈwobbliness noun
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Then I grasped the paddle, and with feverish haste urged the awkward, wobbly thing out upon the surface of the sea.
With a wrench I tore it loose, and standing upright in the wobbly log drove it with all the strength of my two arms straight into the gaping jaws of the hydrophidian.
You gotta be up against the real thing, fightin' for life, round after round, with a husky you know ain't lost a thread of his silk yet--then, if you don't blow up, if your legs is steady, an' your heart ain't burstin', an' you ain't wobbly at all, an' no signs of queer street in your head--why, then you know you still got all your silk.
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The middle class is a wobbly little lamb between a lion and a tiger.
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But, because it was wobbly, she had to make a swift first visit to the dentist.
"When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth, even on what may seem to be the most trivial of matters, we go wobbly on America," Tillerson said.
Human: Fall Flat fits this bill as you guide your wobbly, unresponsive character through doors, ledges and buttons while trying to stay upright - and not throw the controller at the TV after you slip off another building.
WOBBLY LADDERS WILL COLLAPSE, ESPECIALLY STEEP WOODEN LADDERS
As she returned to the airwaves, Ball said she was glad to be back but told her listeners she was "a little wobbly of knee".
The table, I noted, was quite wobbly. This did concern me.