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rickety

Saltos de línea: rick|ety
Pronunciación: /ˈrɪkɪti
 
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Definición de rickety en inglés:

adjetivo

1(Of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse: we went carefully up the rickety stairs figurative a rickety banking system
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • That would put an enormous stress on the rickety structure of Australia's political parties.
  • But you did actually go back and ascend this rather rickety structure and made some interesting discoveries.
  • And despite the best efforts of the socialist government, large-scale commercialisation overshadows the country's rickety network of tour operators.
Sinónimos
2Affected by rickets: poverty was evident in undernourished faces or rickety legs

Origen

late 17th century: from rickets + -y1.

Derivados

ricketiness

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Although its technology is state-of-the-art, the impression of ricketiness gives you a real old-time thrill.

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Pronunciación: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
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