Definition of fickle in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfɪk(ə)l


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.
inconstant, disloyal, undependable, unstable, unsteady, unfaithful, faithless;
irresolute, flighty, giddy, skittish, erratic, impulsive;
technical labile
literary mutable


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.

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