Definition of flaky in English:

flaky

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Pronunciation: /ˈfleɪki
 
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adjective (flakier, flakiest)

  • 2 informal Liable to act in an unconventional or eccentric way: a game-show host with a penchant for flaky blondes
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    • But until you see it and hold it, it's merely a concept, a flaky idea, something that may happen.
    • New ideas, even rather flaky ones, were treated hospitably.
    • Venture capitalists are taking lots of heat for making some big bets on some pretty flaky ideas.
  • 2.1(Of a device or software) prone to break down; unreliable.
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    • The software is too flaky, and employees keep breaking the screens.
    • Perhaps flaky software with little protection against hackers was okay when personal computers were a hobby thing - but today they're the backbone of virtually every business and government on the planet.
    • Unfortunately the interface for copying music from my computer to the device was rubbish, the drivers and firmware were flaky, and I could never get it to run properly under Windows 2000.

Derivatives

flakiness

noun
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  • It refers to increasing amounts of flakiness on the scalp.
  • There is a flakiness about Ginger; she is captivating, sexy and vulnerable, but also headstrong and determined not to lose.
  • It may even be a positive advantage to have a certain emotional flakiness.

flakily

adverb

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