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English noun: shakiness

1. shakiness (state) a shaky motion

SamplesThe shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe.

Synonymspalpitation, quiver, quivering, shaking, trembling, vibration

Broader (hypernym)motion

Narrower (hyponym)tremolo, tremor

2. shakiness (attribute) the quality of being unstable and insecure

SamplesThe shakiness of the present regime.

Broader (hypernym)instability, unstableness

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