What does erratic mean?

Definitions for erraticɪˈræt ɪk

Here are all the 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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