What does erratic mean?

Definitions for erratic
ɪˈræt ɪker·rat·ic

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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

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Erratic(adj)

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

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

  3. Erratic(adj)

    irregular; changeable

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

  4. Erratic(noun)

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

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

  5. Erratic(noun)

    a rogue

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

  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

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

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  1. cirrate, rice rat

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Numerology

  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

Examples of erratic in a Sentence

  1. Andre Bakhos:

    By no means is this indicative of the worst is over, we've had a very erratic, choppy start to the year and the China news is going to give investors a reason to do some short covering and something to hang their hats on.

  2. Warren E. Burger:

    A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different.

  3. Chris Ayres:

    This was not a volatile, explosive, erratic behaving kid, it's not like alarm bells were going off.

  4. Medea Benjamin:

    We think that he is making this about himself and its really a campaign rally, we think that hes a big baby. ... Hes erratic, hes prone to tantrums, he doesnt understand the consequences of his actions. And so this is a great symbol of how we feel about our president.

  5. Padraig Harrington:

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

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