Definitions for erraticɪˈræt ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

er•rat•icɪˈræt ɪk(adj.)

  1. inconsistent or changeable in behavior; unpredictable.

  2. deviating from the usual or proper course; eccentric.

  3. having no certain or definite course; wandering; not fixed.

  4. (of a boulder, etc.) carried by glacial ice and deposited some distance from its place of origin.

    Category: Geology

  5. (n.)an erratic or eccentric person.

  6. an erratic boulder or the like.

    Category: Geology

Origin of erratic:

1325–75; ME < L errāticus=errā(re) to wander, err+-ticus adj. suffix


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

Anagrams of erratic

  1. cirrate, rice rat

Translations for erratic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


inclined to be irregular; not dependable

His behaviour/work is erratic.

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