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Definitions for rickety
ˈrɪk ɪ tirick·ety

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rickety, shaky, wobbly, wonkyadjective

    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"

  2. rickety, rachiticadjective

    affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets

    "rickety limbs and joints"; "a rachitic patient"

  3. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weaklyadjective

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"


  1. ricketyadjective

    Of an object: not strong or sturdy, as because of poor construction or upkeep; not safe or secure; giddy; shaky.

    He hesitated about climbing such a small, rickety ladder.

  2. ricketyadjective

    Of a person: feeble in the joints; tottering.

    The rickety old man hardly managed to climb the stairs.

  3. ricketyadjective

    Affected with or suffering from rickets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ricketyadjective

    affected with rickets

  2. Ricketyadjective

    feeble in the joints; imperfect; weak; shaky

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rickety in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rickety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of rickety in a Sentence

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Translations for rickety

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  • wackelig, rachitisch, gebrechlichGerman
  • ξεχαρβαλωμένος, σαθρός, ετοιμόρροπος, ραχιτικόςGreek
  • raquíticoSpanish
  • hutera, kuppainen, riisitautinen, haurasFinnish
  • rachitique, boiteux, chambranlant, délabréFrench
  • rachitik, delambreHaitian Creole
  • rachitico, traballanteItalian
  • gebrekkig, gammel, wankel, rachitischDutch
  • ветхий, трясущийся, рахитичныйRussian
  • skrangligSwedish
  • 搖搖晃晃Chinese

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