Rickety - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɪkəti|  American pronunciation of the word rickety
Brit.  |ˈrɪkɪti|  British pronunciation of the word rickety
- inclined to shake as from weakness or defect (syn: shaky, wobbly, wonky)
a rickety table
- affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets (syn: rachitic)
rickety limbs and joints
- lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality (syn: decrepit, feeble, infirm, sapless, weak, weakly)

Examples

...a rickety cart jouncing as it was being pulled over the cobblestoned streets...

The refugees put to sea in five rickety rafts.

Word forms

adjective
comparative: ricketier
superlative: ricketiest
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