What does flighty mean?

Definitions for flighty
ˈflaɪ tiflighty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flighty, flyaway, head-in-the-clouds, scatterbrainedadjective

    guided by whim and fancy

    "flighty young girls"

  2. skittish, flighty, spooky, nervousadjective

    unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)


  1. flightyadjective

    Given to unplanned and silly ideas or actions.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Flightyadjective

    Etymology: from flight.

    Time, thou anticipat’st my dread exploits:
    The flighty purpose never is o’ertook,
    Unless the deed go with it. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flightyadjective

    fleeting; swift; transient

  2. Flightyadjective

    indulging in flights, or wild and unrestrained sallies, of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.; given to disordered fancies and extravagant conduct; volatile; giddy; eccentric; slighty delirious

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flighty in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flighty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of flighty in a Sentence

  1. Western Michigan coach Tim Lester:

    The biggest positive was Kaleb was a little flighty early, but he calmed down, i was very proud of the poise of that kid because this was his first Power Five game, and it’s faster. He got hit a couple times, and he kept getting up, kept getting up.

  2. The Dhammapada:

    It is good to tame the mind, which is difficult to hold in, and flighty, rushing wheresoever it listeth: a tamed mind brings blessings.

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    having or resembling a stinger or barb
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