Synonyms for shaky

Synonyms for (adjective) shaky

Synonyms: precarious, shaky

Definition: not secure; beset with difficulties

Usage: a shaky marriage

Similar words: unsafe, insecure

Definition: lacking in security or safety

Usage: his fortune was increasingly insecure; an insecure future


Synonyms: rickety, shaky, wobbly, wonky

Definition: inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

Usage: 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

Similar words: unstable

Definition: lacking stability or fixity or firmness

Usage: unstable political conditions; the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind; an unstable world economy


Synonyms: shaky, shivering, trembling

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

Usage: 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

Similar words: unsteady

Definition: subject to change or variation

Usage: her unsteady walk; his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine; an unsteady voice