rickety adj : 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" [syn: shaky, wobbly, wonky]
- Of an object: not strong or sturdy, as because of poor
upkeep; not safe or secure; giddy; shaky.
- He hesitated about clibming such a small, rickety ladder.
- Of a person: feeble
in the joints; tottering.
- The rickety old man hardly managed to climb the stairs.
- Affected with or suffering from rickets.
Translations*Finnish: rähjäinen, hutera
adrift, afloat, allergic, anemic, anile, apoplectic, arthritic, bagging, baggy, bandy, bandy-legged, bilious, blemished, bloated, bowlegged, broken-down, cancerous, chlorotic, clear, club-footed, colicky, consumptive, crabbed, dangling, debilitated, decrepit, defaced, deformed, dilapidated, disfigured, doddered, doddering, doddery, drooping, dropsical, dwarfed, dyspeptic, easy, edematous, encephalitic, epileptic, feeble, flapping, flatfooted, flimsy, floating, fossilized, frail, free, gerontal, gerontic, groggy, grotesque, hanging, ill-made, ill-proportioned, ill-shaped, in disrepair, infirm, knock-kneed, laryngitic, lax, leprous, loose, luetic, malarial, malformed, malignant, marred, measly, misbegotten, misproportioned, misshapen, monstrous, mossbacked, moth-eaten, mummylike, mutilated, nephritic, neuralgic, neuritic, out of shape, palsied, papery-skinned, paralytic, phthisic, pigeon-toed, pleuritic, pneumonic, pocky, podagric, precarious, pug-nosed, rachitic, ramshackle, ravaged with age, relaxed, rheumatic, ricketish, rocky, run to seed, rusty, scorbutic, scrofulous, senile, shaky, shriveled, simous, slack, sloppy, snub-nosed, spidery, spindly, streaming, stricken in years, stumpy, swaybacked, tabetic, tabid, talipedic, teetering, teetery, timeworn, tottering, tottery, truncated, tubercular, tuberculous, tumbledown, tumorigenic, tumorous, unanchored, unbound, undone, unfastened, unfixed, unsecure, unsteady, unstuck, untied, weak, withered, wizened, wobbly