ramshackle
[ ram-shak-uhl ]
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Part of Speechadjective
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
Definition
loosely made or held together; rickety; shaky
Example
They lived in a ramshackle apartment.
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