Definition of fickleness in English:

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fickleness

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪklnəs/

noun

[mass noun]
Changeability, especially as regards one’s loyalties or affections: the fickleness of youth
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To some, this indicated a fickleness, a shallowness, an inverted snobbery, an unseemly arrested development.
Synonyms
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
technical lability
literary mutability

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