Shak·y a. [Compar. Shakier superl. Shakiest.]
1. Shaking or trembling; as, a shaky spot in a marsh; a shaky hand.
2. Full of shakes or cracks; cracked; as, shaky timber.
3. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound; as, a shaky constitution; shaky business credit. [Colloq.]
adj 1: 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,
2: 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]
3: not secure; beset with difficulties; "a shaky marriage"
[also: shakiest, shakier]