- Lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
- Affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets
- Inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
Derived forms: ricketiest, ricketier
Quotations: Vanna Bonta – Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.
Mary Madden – It looks rickety, but it’s very secure. Still, it’s pretty scary.
John Maroon – When he was a kid growing up around minor league teams, it wasn’t a good business model. It was old rickety stands, empty seats. When it’s run properly in the right market, today it’s a great business model.
Viktor Orbán – The more rickety the situation of the budget, the more radical tax cuts are needed. If they jump-start a rise in employment and boost the economy, the period of budget instability will be rather short. If we do it badly, instability will be prolonged.
Isaac Asimov – People are entirely too disbelieving of coincidence. They are far too ready to dismiss it and to build arcane structures of extremely rickety substance in order to avoid it. I, on the other hand, see coincidence everywhere as an inevitable consequence of the laws of probability, according to which having no unusual coincidence is far more unusual than any coincidence could possibly be.
- Being popular with an audience is a very rickety ladder to be on.
- The significant chemicals of living tissue are rickety and unstable, which is exactly what is needed for life.
- Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.
- Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life.
- And yet when I read him, I realize again that “sophisticated theology” is but a thin veneer of fine words applied over the rickety plywood of unevidenced faith.
- The city’s architecture is the surest sign that Goa evolved independently of the rest of India . In the small old quarters of Fontainhas and Sao Tomé, winding alleyways are lined with Portuguese-style houses, boasting distinctive red-tiled roofs, wooden window shutters and rickety balconies decorated with bright pots of petunias.
- They had cross the ocean on a rickety sailing ship that would strike fear into our hearts, back in a time when disease was more common and harder to treat.
- She has rickety limbs and joints.
- All the tables in the lab are rickety.
- I saw a rickety old woman in the park. I tried to help her.