wonky(redirected from wonkier)
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adj. won·ki·er, won·ki·est Chiefly British
1. Shaky or unsteady: a wonky table.
2. Out of alignment; crooked: "The door itself looked wonky somehow, not quite square with the building" (Steve Augarde).
3. Not functioning properly or normally: wonky digestion; a wonky phone connection.
4. Mentally unbalanced; crazy.
[Probably alteration of dialectal wanky, alteration of wankle, from Middle English wankel, from Old English wancol, unsteady.]
adj, -kier or -kiest
1. shaky or unsteady
2. not in correct alignment; askew
3. liable to break down or develop a fault
[C20: variant of dialect wanky, from Old English wancol]
adj. -ki•er, -ki•est.
a. shaky; unsteady.
[1920–25; perhaps variant of dial. wanky=wank(le) (Middle English wankel, Old English wancol]
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|Adj.||1.||wonky - turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"|
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
|2.||wonky - 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"