Definition of fickle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfik(ə)l/


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
More example sentences
  • Rock music is a harsh world, presided over by a fickle, unforgiving public.
  • Now the impression is of a fickle politician who has lots of ideas but no staying power to see them through.
  • Holidaymakers are a fickle lot, and the next time they might just stay away once and for all.
capricious, changeable, variable, volatile, mercurial;
inconstant, undependable, unsteady, unfaithful, faithless, flighty, giddy, skittish;
technical labile
literary mutable



Pronunciation: /ˈfik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • A boss will hire a foreign visa worker, then fickly "let him go" during the probationary period.
  • Introduced more than 40 years ago, the Chevy Malibu has endured numerous body style changes and consumers' fickly buying patterns.


Old English ficol 'deceitful'.

Words that rhyme with fickle

chicle, mickle, nickel, pickle, prickle, sickle, strickle, tickle, trickle

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Syllabification: fick·le

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