Wonky in a sentence as an adjective

" "Oh yeah, but that vendor's software is really wonky, so we just 777ed it to get it working.

In that situation, where you've been led to believe the dash behaves like a wonky gauge, it's quite reasonable to not call back.

It warms the heart to see one of those conversations that goes:somerandomuser "I like this, but FOO seems kinda wonky.

In fact, most engineers I know will heap praise at business people who bootstrap their idea, even if the first attempt is a bit wonky.

And even with those applications, other applications get wonky if they are used via screen-sharing.

Python's lexical scoping semantics are a little bit wonky and there are lots of scenarios in which the thread's stack frame is reified as an object.

The naming conventions are wonky too: namenode and secondary namenode, but the secondary isn't a backup, it's a copy.

For the time being, it's slightly differentiated from other, more or less interchangeable commodities by way of some wonky stats you don't understand.

Yet another in a long line of "data wonky" articles that misuse statistical data to support a position that is emotionally attractive.> Would this increase hijacking?

It was a walled garden, but beyond the wall, the typical user just saw a massive, untamed jungle full of complex systems, wonky communities, and seemingly insurmountable technical difficulties.

Wonky definitions


turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"

See also: askew cockeyed lopsided skew-whiff


inclined to shake as from weakness or defect; "a rickety table"; "a wobbly chair with shaky legs"; "the ladder felt a little wobbly"; "the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky"

See also: rickety shaky wobbly