wobbly

I UK [ˈwɒblɪ] / US [ˈwɑblɪ] adjective
Word forms "wobbly":
adjective wobbly comparative wobblier superlative wobbliest
1)
a) moving from side to side in a way that is not steady

a wobbly chair/table/wheel

b) not held firmly in place

a wobbly tooth

2) feeling weak and having trouble standing or walking, especially because you are ill or tired

She still felt a bit wobbly on her feet.

3) not strong, confident, or certain

I'm still feeling a bit wobbly after the divorce.

The party was quite good, after a bit of a wobbly start (= at the start it seemed it would not be enjoyable).

4) if your voice is wobbly, it goes up and down, usually because you are frightened, not confident, or are going to cry

II UK [ˈwɒblɪ] / US [ˈwɑblɪ] noun [singular] British informal

English dictionary. 2014.

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