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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wob-lee]
    • /ˈwɒb li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wob-lee]
    • /ˈwɒb li/

Definitions of wabbly word

  • adjective wabbly shaky; unsteady. 1
  • noun wabbly Inclined to wabble; wabbling. 1

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Origin of wabbly

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; wobble + -y1

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Parts of speech for Wabbly


wabbly popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wabbly usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wabbly

adjective wabbly

  • shaky — tending to shake or tremble.
  • erratic — Not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.
  • groggy — staggering, as from exhaustion or blows: a boxer groggy from his opponent's hard left jab.
  • precarious — dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain; unstable; insecure: a precarious livelihood.
  • rickety — likely to fall or collapse; shaky: a rickety chair.

Antonyms for wabbly

adjective wabbly

  • certain — If you are certain about something, you firmly believe it is true and have no doubt about it. If you are not certain about something, you do not have definite knowledge about it.
  • definite — If something such as a decision or an arrangement is definite, it is firm and clear, and unlikely to be changed.
  • dependable — If you say that someone or something is dependable, you approve of them because you feel that you can be sure that they will always act consistently or sensibly, or do what you need them to do.
  • stable — a building for the lodging and feeding of horses, cattle, etc.
  • steady — firmly placed or fixed; stable in position or equilibrium: a steady ladder.

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