Flaky vs Flakily - What's the difference?

flaky | flakily |


As an adjective flaky

is consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.

As an adverb flakily is

in a flaky way.

flaky

English

Alternative forms

* flakey

Adjective

(er)
  • Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.
  • (informal, of a, person) Unreliable; prone to make plans with others but then abandon those plans.
  • Some of his friends were flaky .
  • (informal, of a, thing) Unreliable; working only on an intermittent basis; prone to cease functioning properly.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 16, author=Ben Dirs, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: New Zealand 83-7 Japan, work=BBC Sport citation
  • , passage=Toeava went over unopposed to stretch his side's lead but Japan got on the scoreboard on 56 minutes, wing Hirotoki Onozawa intercepting an attempted offload from Slade, who had a rather flaky game, and running in from the All Blacks' 10m line.}}
    I cannot enjoy the online game because of my flaky Internet connection.

    flakily

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a flaky way.