adjective \ˈflī-tē\

: not serious or dependable : likely to forget things or to change opinions, plans, etc., without reason

: easily excited or frightened


Full Definition of FLIGHTY

:  swift
:  lacking stability or steadiness:
a :  easily upset :  volatile <a flighty temper>
b :  easily excited :  skittish <a flighty horse>
c :  capricious, silly
flight·i·ly \ˈflī-tə-lē\ adverb
flight·i·ness \ˈflī-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of FLIGHTY

  1. an actress who specializes in playing silly, flighty women
  2. <you have to be quiet while the deer are grazing, as they are flighty animals and will run if they hear you>

First Known Use of FLIGHTY


Rhymes with FLIGHTY


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