- Shaking or trembling.
- a shaky spot in a marsh
- a shaky hand
- Nervous, anxious.
- He’s a nice guy but when he talks to me, he acts shaky.
- 2006, Paul A. Grayson, Philip W. Meilman, College Mental Health Practice (page 11)
- For the college clinician, restless nights after letting a shaky student walk out of the office are an occupational hazard. Are the student's safety assurances credible? Will he or she make it safely through the weekend?
- 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport:
- Villa had plenty of opportunities to make the game safe after a shaky start and despite not reaching any great heights, they were resolute enough to take control of the game in the second half.
- (of wood) Full of shakes or cracks; cracked.
- shaky timber
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:shaky.
- Easily shaken; tottering; unsound.
- a shaky constitution
- shaky business credit
- Wavering; undecided.
- (not held or fixed securely and likely to fall over): precarious, rickety, unsteady, tottering, unsafe, unstable, wobbly