ricketiness

rickety

[rik-i-tee]
adjective, ricketier, ricketiest.
1.
likely to fall or collapse; shaky: a rickety chair.
2.
feeble in the joints; tottering; infirm: a rickety old man.
3.
old, dilapidated, or in disrepair.
4.
irregular, as motion or action.
5.
affected with or suffering from rickets.
6.
pertaining to or of the nature of rickets.

Origin:
1675–85; ricket(s) + -y1

ricketiness, noun


2. decrepit, frail, withered, unsteady, wobbly.
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rickety (ˈrɪkɪtɪ)
 
adj
1.  (of a structure, piece of furniture, etc) likely to collapse or break; shaky
2.  feeble with age or illness; infirm
3.  relating to, resembling, or afflicted with rickets
 
[C17: from rickets]
 
'ricketiness
 
n

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