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fickle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fickle  \Fic"kle\,  a.  [OE.  fikel  untrustworthy,  deceitful,  AS 
  ficol,  fr  fic,  gefic,  fraud,  deceit;  cf  f[=a]cen  deceit, 
  OS  f?kn,  OHG.  feichan  Icel.  feikn  portent.  Cf  {Fidget}.] 
  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.  --Shak. 
 
  They  know  how  fickle  common  lovers  are  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Wavering;  irresolute;  unsettled;  vacillating;  unstable; 
  inconsonant;  unsteady;  variable;  mutable;  changeful; 
  capricious;  veering;  shifting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fickle 
  adj  1:  marked  by  erratic  changeableness  in  affections  or 
  attachments;  "fickle  friends";  "a  flirt's  volatile 
  affections"  [syn:  {volatile}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {erratic},  {mercurial},  {quicksilver(a)}] 




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