Definitions for erraticɪˈræt ɪk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word erratic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. erratic, planetary, wandering(adj)

    having no fixed course

    "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"

  3. erratic, temperamental(adj)

    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


  1. erratic(Noun)

    A rock moved from one location to another, usually by a glacier.

  2. erratic(Noun)

    Anything that has erratic characteristics.

  3. erratic(Adjective)

    unsteady, random; prone to unexpected changes; not consistent

    Henry has been getting erratic scores on his tests: 40% last week, but 98% this week.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erratic(adj)

    having no certain course; roving about without a fixed destination; wandering; moving; -- hence, applied to the planets as distinguished from the fixed stars

  2. Erratic(adj)

    deviating from a wise of the common course in opinion or conduct; eccentric; strange; queer; as, erratic conduct

  3. Erratic(adj)

    irregular; changeable

  4. Erratic(noun)

    one who deviates from common and accepted opinions; one who is eccentric or preserve in his intellectual character

  5. Erratic(noun)

    a rogue

  6. Erratic(noun)

    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

  7. Origin: [L. erraticus, fr. errare to wander: cf. F. erratique. See Err.]

Anagrams for erratic »

  1. cirrate, rice rat


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of erratic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of erratic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frank Coit:

    He was a very erratic personality.

  2. Sune Rasmussen:

    (There was a) big explosion ... followed by erratic gunfire.

  3. Jose Graziano da Silva:

    Today, climate change has caused those droughts to be more erratic, prolonged and unpredictable.

  4. Padraig Harrington:

    It's more important to be consistent, but who cares about consistent, it's more important to be erratic and win.

  5. Samay Pal Singh:

    The (electricity) supply is erratic but we are happy that there has been a start, we feel we have not been forgotten.

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