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Meaning of FICKLE

Pronunciation:  'fikul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  liable to sudden unpredictable change; "erratic behavior"; "fickle weather"; "mercurial twists of temperament"; "a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next"
  2. [adj]  marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"

FICKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: changeable, changeful, erratic, inconstant, mercurial, quicksilver(a), volatile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fic"kle\, a. [OE. fikel untrustworthy, deceitful, AS.
ficol, fr. fic, gefic, fraud, deceit; cf. f[=a]cen deceit,
OS. f?kn, OHG. feichan, Icel. feikn portent. Cf. {Fidget}.]
Not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a
changeable mind; not firm in opinion or purpose; inconstant;
capricious; as, Fortune's fickle wheel. --Shak.

      They know how fickle common lovers are.  --Dryden.

Syn: Wavering; irresolute; unsettled; vacillating; unstable;
     inconsonant; unsteady; variable; mutable; changeful;
     capricious; veering; shifting.

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