Adjective "fickle" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Changing frequently, especially as regards one's loyalties or affections.
  1. 'The public is not only fickle, but has a extremely short attention span.'
  2. 'Rock music is a harsh world, presided over by a fickle, unforgiving public.'
  3. 'Forever fickle, he has now become interested in old wooden carvings.'
  4. 'But fashion is very fickle and sometimes the things you hate the most end up inspiring you.'
  5. 'What I like here is that people really pay attention and they're not so fickle.'
  6. 'They are, like Lincoln, using fickle political morality as the road to political power.'
  7. 'Now the impression is of a fickle politician who has lots of ideas but no staying power to see them through.'
  8. 'Holidaymakers are a fickle lot, and the next time they might just stay away once and for all.'
  9. 'This is a fickle business where tastes, music and fashions can change at a whim.'
  10. 'However, we consumers are a fickle lot when it comes to dining out.'


1. likely to change, especially due to caprice, irresolution, or instability; casually changeable: fickle weather.

2. not constant or loyal in affections: a fickle lover.

More examples(as adjective)

"scores can be fickle from contexts."

"people can be fickle in ways."

"investors can be fickle toward shares."

"interests can be fickle on sides."

"markets can be fickle."

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Old English ficol ‘deceitful’, of Germanic origin.