Definition of flighty in English:

flighty

adjective

  • Fickle and irresponsible.

    ‘her mother was a flighty Southern belle’
    • ‘He had a steady head on his shoulders and was different from the whimsical flighty young boys of his age.’
    • ‘Although inherently changeable and flighty, those with Gemini rising don't have their heads in the clouds.’
    • ‘Talk of the job banished all flighty thoughts of living in Oraulei from her mind.’
    • ‘My dad, incidentally, is the same, though perhaps a little less flighty.’
    • ‘She seemed so nervous and flighty, expecting something, frightened of something, anticipating something, excited by something.’
    • ‘This is because I'm flighty and align myself constantly with faddish moral causes.’
    • ‘The little gnome was scatterbrained and flighty, barely able to hold a conversation.’
    • ‘But like wild animals and flighty birds, our dreams are loath to be tamed.’
    • ‘He appears to have been a flighty, absent-minded luvvy, given to changing his mind daily during rehearsals, much to his fellow actors' annoyance.’
    • ‘Frivolous, flighty, whining and manipulative, she is a woman hanging on to life by her fingernails.’
    • ‘The inclination is to be flighty and irresponsible.’
    • ‘And finally, what I really wanted to do hasn't happened at all: my mystery novel featuring the flighty Nettie Day.’
    • ‘I do resent a Government Minister telling me I got into debt because I was flighty, frivolous and decadent.’
    • ‘Tortola had been a flighty, silly girl, no more dangerous than a flower.’
    • ‘There was a strange, inflamed, flurried, flighty recklessness of activity about him.’
    • ‘She played vain, self-obsessed, flighty pieces in High Fidelity and America's Sweetheart, then turned utterly evil in Traffic.’
    • ‘Oh, apparently it's not my fault the writing here is bad - it's yours for being so flighty and fickle.’
    • ‘Nothing about life on a farm is skittish or flighty.’
    • ‘This is how poor, flighty Lucy Westernra ought to float toward her demon lover - as if she were already severed from earthly ties.’
    • ‘Having been to Royal Ascot in Berkshire last year, my verdict was that the northern meeting was less flamboyant and eccentric, but more flighty and fashionable.’
    fickle, erratic, changeable, inconstant, irresolute, mercurial, skittish, whimsical, capricious, volatile, unsteady, unstable, unbalanced, impulsive
    irresponsible, flippant, giddy, silly, frivolous, light-minded, feather-brained, scatterbrained, scatty, reckless, wild, careless, thoughtless, heedless, carefree, insouciant
    dippy, dopey, batty, dotty, nutty
    dappy
    ditzy
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from flight + -y.

Pronunciation:

flighty

/ˈflʌɪti/