erratic, fickle, mercurial, quicksilver(a)(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"
erratic, planetary, wandering(adj)
having no fixed course
"an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"
likely to perform unpredictably
"erratic winds are the bane of a sailor"; "a temperamental motor; sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't"; "that beautiful but temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster
A rock moved from one location to another, usually by a glacier.
Anything that has erratic characteristics.
unsteady, random; prone to unexpected changes; not consistent
Henry has been getting erratic scores on his tests: 40% last week, but 98% this week.
having no certain course; roving about without a fixed destination; wandering; moving; -- hence, applied to the planets as distinguished from the fixed stars
deviating from a wise of the common course in opinion or conduct; eccentric; strange; queer; as, erratic conduct
one who deviates from common and accepted opinions; one who is eccentric or preserve in his intellectual character
any stone or material that has been borne away from its original site by natural agencies; esp., a large block or fragment of rock; a bowlder
Origin: [L. erraticus, fr. errare to wander: cf. F. erratique. See Err.]
cirrate, rice rat
The numerical value of erratic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of erratic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He was a very erratic personality.
It's more important to be consistent, but who cares about consistent, it's more important to be erratic and win.
I'm not going to say that he gave any signs that he was going to do some kind of act like this. Not at all. He was just very erratic.
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
When people hear about three- or four-day benders, they imagine running up and down hallways naked and swinging from chandeliers and stuff, there was nothing erratic or wild about his behavior.
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Translations for erratic
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- изменчив, непостояненBulgarian
- Findling, unstet, erratisch, unregelmäßigGerman
- αλλοπρόσαλλος, ασταθήςGreek
- bloque errático, irregular, inconstante, erráticoSpanish
- دمدمی مزاجPersian
- epätasainen, epäsäännöllinen, ailahteleva, epävakaa, siirtolohkare, arvaamatonFinnish
- անկայուն, անհաստատ, անկանոնArmenian
- tak menentuIndonesian
- בִּלתִי יָצִיבHebrew
- 이상한 사람Korean
- horehore, hārakirakiMāori
- onregelmatig, grilligeDutch
- flyttblokkNorwegian Nynorsk
- неравномерный, нерегулярный, неустойчивыйRussian
- nekonzistentan, neravnomjeran, iregularan, eratičanSerbo-Croatian
- flyttblock, oregelbundenSwedish
- không đềuVietnamese
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