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Shaky vs. Unsteady

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Shakyadjective

Shaking or trembling.

‘a shaky spot in a marsh’; ‘a shaky hand’;

Unsteadyadjective

Not held firmly in position, physically unstable.

‘A slightly unsteady item of furniture.’;

Shakyadjective

Nervous, anxious.

‘He’s a nice guy but when he talks to me, he acts shaky.’;

Unsteadyadjective

Lacking regularity or uniformity.

Shakyadjective

(of wood) Full of shakes or cracks; cracked.

‘shaky timber’;

Unsteadyadjective

Inconstant in purpose, or volatile in behavior.

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Shakyadjective

Easily shaken; tottering; unsound.

‘a shaky constitution’; ‘shaky business credit’;

Unsteadyverb

To render unsteady, removing balance.

Shakyadjective

Wavering; undecided.

Unsteadyadjective

subject to change or variation especially in behavior;

‘her unsteady walk’; ‘his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine’; ‘an unsteady voice’;

Shakyadjective

Shaking or trembling; as, a shaky spot in a marsh; a shaky hand.

Unsteadyadjective

not having a steady rhythm;

‘an arrhythmic heartbeat’;

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Shakyadjective

Full of shakes or cracks; cracked; as, shaky timber.

Unsteadyadjective

not firmly or solidly positioned;

‘climbing carefully up the unsteady ladder’; ‘an unfirm stance’;

Shakyadjective

Easily shaken; tottering; unsound; as, a shaky constitution; shaky business credit.

Shakyadjective

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’;

Shakyadjective

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’;

Shakyadjective

not secure; beset with difficulties;

‘a shaky marriage’;

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Shakyadjective

shaking or trembling

‘she managed a shaky laugh’;

Shakyadjective

unstable because of poor construction or heavy use

‘a cracked, dangerously shaky table’;

Shakyadjective

not safe or reliable; liable to fail or falter

‘thoroughly shaky evidence’; ‘after a shaky start the Scottish team made superb efforts’;

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