WONKY: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for WONKY?

Need another word that means the same as “wonky”? Find 25 synonyms for “wonky” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Wonky” are: rickety, shaky, wobbly, askew, awry, cockeyed, lopsided, skew-whiff, crooked, skew, unsteady, unstable, rocky, malfunctioning, broken, damaged, defective, not working, in disrepair, out of order, out of commission, inoperative, unsound, unusable, useless

Wonky as an Adjective

Definitions of "Wonky" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “wonky” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Turned or twisted toward one side.
  • Not functioning correctly; faulty.
  • Not straight; crooked or askew.
  • Inclined to shake as from weakness or defect.
  • Turned or twisted toward one side- G.K.Chesterton.
  • (of a thing) unsteady.

Synonyms of "Wonky" as an adjective (25 Words)

askewTurned or twisted toward one side- G.K.Chesterton.
The plan went sadly askew.
awryTurned or twisted toward one side- G.K.Chesterton.
I got the impression that something was awry.
brokenHaving been broken.
He had a broken arm.
cockeyedAbsurd; impractical.
That s a cockeyed idea.
crookedDishonest; illegal.
Crooked country roads.
damagedBeing unjustly brought into disrepute.
I won t buy damaged goods.
defectiveNot working properly.
I returned the appliance because it was defective.
in disrepairCurrently fashionable.
inoperativeNot working or taking effect.
An inoperative law.
lopsidedWith one side lower or smaller than the other.
A lopsided grin.
malfunctioningNot performing or able to perform its regular function.
A malfunctioning valve.
not workingServing to permit or facilitate further work or activity.
out of commissionDirected outward or serving to direct something outward.
out of orderNo longer fashionable.
ricketyInclined to shake as from weakness or defect.
A rickety banking system.
rockyLiable to rock.
Older types of sash windows are a bit rocky.
shakyNot safe or reliable; liable to fail or falter.
She managed a shaky laugh.
skewNeither parallel nor at right angles to a specified or implied line askew crooked.
The picture was skew.
skew-whiffTurned or twisted toward one side- G.K.Chesterton.
unsoundPhysically unsound or diseased.
This line of argument is unsound.
unstableLikely to change or fail; not firmly established.
His rather unstable religious convictions.
unsteadyLiable to fall or shake; not steady in position.
His deep voice was unsteady.
unusableNot capable of being used.
The steps were overgrown and unusable.
uselessHaving no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully.
A piece of useless knowledge.
wobbly(of a person) weak and unsteady from illness, tiredness, or anxiety.
The car had a wobbly wheel.

Usage Examples of "Wonky" as an adjective

  • The bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky.
  • I enjoy good health, apart from two wonky knees.
  • They sat drinking, perched on the wonky stools.
  • You have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth.

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