Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Shakier'
Shakier Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
- 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]
- 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]
- not secure; beset with difficulties; "a shaky marriage" [syn: precarious] [also: shakiest, shakier]
- Shaky \Shak"y\, a. [Compar. Shakier; superl. Shakiest.]
- Shaking or trembling; as, a shaky spot in a marsh; a shaky hand. --Thackeray.
- Full of shakes or cracks; cracked; as, shaky timber. --Gwilt.
- Easily shaken; tottering; unsound; as, a shaky constitution; shaky business credit. [Colloq.]