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wonkyadjective

uk   /ˈwɒŋ.ki/  us   /ˈwɑːŋ-/
  • wonky adjective (NOT FIRM/LEVEL)

mainly UK informal weak, ​unsatisfactory, or not ​firm: One of the ​legs on this ​chair is a ​bit wonky. He may have to ​stopplayingtennis because of his wonky ​knee. The ​jurysystem may be a ​bit wonky but nobody's ​everthought of anything ​better. mainly UK informal not ​straight or ​level: wonky ​teeth a wonky ​picture I don't ​enjoy those ​programmes with wonky ​cameraangles and ​popmusic.
  • wonky adjective (DETAILED)

US knowing, or ​showing that you ​know, a lot of ​details about something, ​especiallypolitics or ​science: He gave a wonky ​speech about ​climatechange.
(Definition of wonky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wonky”
in Chinese (Simplified) 摇晃的, 虚弱的, 令人不满意的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 搖晃的, 虛弱的, 令人不滿意的…
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