AskDefine | Define fickle

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fickle adj
1 marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections" [syn: volatile]
2 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" [syn: erratic, mercurial, quicksilver(a)]

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Etymology

Old English ficol

Adjective

  1. Quick to change one's opinion or allegiance; insincere; not loyal or reliable.

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