shaky

Something shaky is trembling — or just feels like it. When we're not confident, we feel shaky.

Being shaky is something that happens to us all. The first day of a job or class can make anyone feel shaky — even the teacher or boss. When you get extremely nervous, your hands might literally shake. That's not fun, but it might help you remember what shaky means. A building in an earthquake and a tree in the wind can also be shaky. One person we hope is not shaky — in either way — is a surgeon.

Definitions of shaky
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adj vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze

“seemed shaky on her feet”
Synonyms:
shivering, trembling
unsteady
subject to change or variation

adj inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

“a wobbly chair with shaky legs”
Synonyms:
rickety, wobbly, wonky
unstable
lacking stability or fixity or firmness

adj not secure; beset with difficulties

“a shaky marriage”
Synonyms:
precarious
insecure, unsafe
lacking in security or safety

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