Definition of fickle in English:

fickle

adjective

  • Changing frequently, especially as regards one's loyalties, interests, or affection.

    ‘Web patrons are a notoriously fickle lot, bouncing from one site to another on a whim’
    ‘the weather is forever fickle’
    • ‘Unlike Fred who is a creature of habit, I am far more fickle, always in need of new experiences, change and variety.’
    • ‘Keeping up with the fickle tastes of fashion is not always easy for the Dutch bulb industry.’
    • ‘The fickle old tentacles of fame have already had far-reaching effects.’
    • ‘Likewise, you really have to rush that stage from the beginning as first impressions count in the fickle minds of rap fans.’
    • ‘This is a fickle business where tastes, music and fashions can change at a whim.’
    • ‘Now the impression is of a fickle politician who has lots of ideas but no staying power to see them through.’
    • ‘I think another interesting feature of this debate of course, is how fickle public opinion is.’
    • ‘Rock music is a harsh world, presided over by a fickle, unforgiving public.’
    • ‘But fashion is very fickle and sometimes the things you hate the most end up inspiring you.’
    • ‘They are, like Lincoln, using fickle political morality as the road to political power.’
    • ‘Oh, apparently it's not my fault the writing here is bad - it's yours for being so flighty and fickle.’
    • ‘Holidaymakers are a fickle lot, and the next time they might just stay away once and for all.’
    • ‘The public is not only fickle, but has a extremely short attention span.’
    • ‘It's important to do that, because human nature is fickle when it comes to responding to surveys.’
    • ‘What I like here is that people really pay attention and they're not so fickle.’
    • ‘My superiors however are fickle and dance to a different drum than I do, so it would pay for me not to get my hopes up too high.’
    • ‘The nation as a whole is too varied, fickle, inconsistent and unclassifiable for that to work.’
    • ‘Forever fickle, he has now become interested in old wooden carvings.’
    • ‘However, we consumers are a fickle lot when it comes to dining out.’
    • ‘They'd allow people to enjoy the nice weather, which can be unmercifully short and fickle.’
    capricious, changeable, variable, volatile, mercurial, vacillating, fitful, irregular
    inconstant, disloyal, undependable, unstable, unsteady, unfaithful, faithless
    irresolute, flighty, giddy, skittish, erratic, impulsive
    unpredictable, random
    blowing hot and cold
    labile
    mutable
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Origin

Old English ficol deceitful.

Pronunciation

fickle

/ˈfik(ə)l/