1. a shaky motion

the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

Syn: ↑shaking, ↑trembling, ↑quiver, ↑quivering, ↑vibration, ↑palpitation
Derivationally related forms:
palpitate (for: ↑palpitation), ↑vibrational (for: ↑vibration), ↑vibrate (for: ↑vibration), ↑quiver (for: ↑quivering), ↑quiver (for: ↑quiver), ↑tremble (for: ↑trembling), ↑shaky, ↑shake (for: ↑shaking)
Hypernyms: ↑motion
Hyponyms: ↑tremolo, ↑tremor
2. the quality of being unstable and insecure

the shakiness of the present regime

Derivationally related forms: ↑shaky
Hypernyms: ↑instability, ↑unstableness

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  • Shakiness — Shak i*ness, n. Quality of being shaky. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shakiness — shaky ► ADJECTIVE (shakier, shakiest) 1) shaking or trembling. 2) unstable. 3) not safe or reliable. DERIVATIVES shakily adverb shakiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • shakiness — noun see shaky …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shakiness — See shakily. * * * …   Universalium

  • shakiness — noun The property of being shaky …   Wiktionary

  • shakiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or condition of being physically unsteady: instability, precariousness, ricketiness, unstableness, unsteadiness, wobbliness. See FLEXIBLE. 2. The quality or condition of being erratic and undependable:… …   English dictionary for students

  • shakiness — shak·i·ness || ʃeɪkɪnɪs n. quality of being shaky; tendency to tremble; unsteadiness; lack of soundness; precariousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shakiness — shak·i·ness …   English syllables

  • shakiness — See: shaky …   English dictionary

  • instability — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. changeableness, unsteadiness, inconstancy. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. inconstancy, changeability, immaturity, mutability, variability, unstableness, nonuniformity, inconsistency, irregularity, imbalance …   English dictionary for students

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