Changing frequently, especially as regards one’s loyalties or affections: celebs trying to appeal to an increasingly fickle public
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- 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.
informal blowing hot and cold
Old English ficol 'deceitful', of Germanic origin.
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- 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.