Definitions for fickleˈfɪk əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fick•le*ˈfɪk əl(adj.)

  1. not constant or loyal in affections.

  2. likely to change, esp. due to caprice, irresolution, or instability; casually changeable:

    fickle weather.

* Syn: fickle , inconstant , capricious describe persons or things that are not firm or steady in affection, behavior, opinion, or loyalty. fickle implies an underlying perversity as a cause for the lack of stability: once lionized, now rejected by a fickle public. inconstant suggests an innate disposition to change: an inconstant lover, flitting from affair to affair. capricious implies unpredictable changeability arising from sudden whim: a capricious reversal of policy.

Origin of fickle:

bef. 1000; ME fikel, OE ficol deceitful


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fickle, volatile(adj)

    marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments

    "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"

  2. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fickle(adjective)ˈfɪk əl

    always changing your opinion

    fickle customers who change their loyalties

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fickle(adj)

    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


  1. Fickle

    Fickle is an unincorporated town in Washington Township, Clinton County, Indiana.

Translations for fickle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


always changing (one's mind, likes and dislikes etc)

I think that they are fickle.

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