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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: rickets

rickety

adjective
     
rick‧et‧y
a rickety structure or piece of furniture is in very bad condition, and likely to break easily:
a rickety old wooden chair
a rickety bridge
WORD FOCUS: weak WORD FOCUS: weak
person: puny, feeble, weedy British English, frail, fragile, powerless, vulnerable

thing: fragile, delicate, flimsy, rickety, badly made, jerry-built


See also
weak

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