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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flighty  \Flight"y\,  a. 
  1.  Fleeting;  swift;  transient. 
 
  The  flighty  purpose  never  is  o'ertook,  Unless  the 
  deed  go  with  it  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Proofs  of  my  flighty  and  paradoxical  turn  of  mind. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  A  harsh  disciplinarian  and  a  flighty  enthusiast. 
  --J.  S. 
  Harford. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flighty 
  adj  1:  irresponsibly  frivolous;  "flighty  young  girls"  [syn:  {flyaway}] 
  2:  absent-mindedly  irresponsible;  "he  said  I  was  too  flighty  to 
  be  a  good  supervisor"  [syn:  {head-in-the-clouds},  {scatterbrained}] 




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