ramshackle

[ ram-shak-uhl ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

loosely made or held together; rickety; shaky

Origin + Etymology

alteration of earlier ramshackled, altered form of obsolete ransackled ‘ransacked’

Synonyms

  • broken-down
  • crumbling
  • decrepit
  • derelict
  • dilapidated
  • flimsy
  • rickety
  • shabby

Antonyms

  • solid
  • sound
  • sturdy
  • nice
  • stable

Example

They lived in a ramshackle apartment.

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