Definition of flighty in English:

flighty

Syllabification: flight·y
Pronunciation: /ˈflīdē
 
/

adjective (flightier, flightiest)

Fickle and irresponsible: you may be seen as too flighty and lightweight for real responsibility
More example sentences
  • Oh, apparently it's not my fault the writing here is bad - it's yours for being so flighty and fickle.
  • The inclination is to be flighty and irresponsible.
  • But like wild animals and flighty birds, our dreams are loath to be tamed.
Synonyms
fickle, inconstant, mercurial, whimsical, capricious, skittish, volatile, impulsive; irresponsible, giddy, reckless, wild, careless, thoughtless

Origin

mid 16th century: from flight + -y1.

Derivatives

flightily

Pronunciation: /ˈflītl-ē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • She loved every one - Goffin & King's sumptuous ‘So Much Love’, Randy Newman's fragile ‘Just One Smile’, Michel Legrand's flightily bonkers ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’.
  • ‘Hm, fine, have it your way,’ Dahni flightily drawled before the light on her half of the room went out.
  • Girl from Mantuckit sang out and sat poutingly in her chair, and began swirling in it flightily.

flightiness

Pronunciation: /ˈflītēnis/
noun
More example sentences
  • The Leo Moon stabilizes the Sagittarius flightiness and inconsistency, but since both signs are ruled by fire, these individuals are enthusiastic, ambitious.
  • Her acting was rather disappointing, lacking the impulsive flightiness of my ideal Dorabella, but it will be interesting to see what becomes of her voice.
  • He would ground her flightiness and her impulsiveness and she would lighten his sometimes-sober demeanour.

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