Definition of fickleness in English:



  • Changeability, especially as regards one's loyalties or affections.

    ‘the fickleness of youth’
    • ‘To some, this indicated a fickleness, a shallowness, an inverted snobbery, an unseemly arrested development.’
    • ‘He still remains in touch with his fellow strikers, but the arcs of their career paths say much about the fickleness of the game, the way prospects are outwardly manipulated.’
    • ‘They are continuing with a deeply dishonourable and undemocratic tradition of tightening the reins on what is presumed to be the fickleness and irrationality of democratic politics.’
    • ‘Shopping embodies and encourages some of the worst traits in human nature - greed, vanity and fickleness.’
    • ‘Your tears stain the manuscript as your pen proclaims life's fickleness.’
    capriciousness, changeability, variability, volatility, vacillation, fitfulness, irregularity, tendency to blow hot and cold
    disloyalty, undependability, inconstancy, instability, unsteadiness, infidelity, unfaithfulness, faithlessness
    irresolution, flightiness, giddiness, skittishness, impulsiveness
    unpredictability, unpredictableness, randomness
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