Examples of fickle in a Sentence
- The Weak will suck up to the Strong, for fear of losing their jobs and their money and all the fickle power they wielded only twenty-four hours ago. —Hunter S. Thompson, Rolling Stone, 11 Nov. 2004
- The corporate fan who has replaced the core fan is a fickle beast, choosy about which games he'll use his precious free time to attend. —E. M. Swift, Sports Illustrated, 15 May 2000
- A failed play was a denial of what Odets was owed, for he was chasing the public no differently than did his bourgeois and nonrevolutionary contemporaries, a public as fickle as it always was and is. —Arthur Miller, Harper's, March 1999
- War is like hard-drug abuse or a fickle lover, an apparently contradictory bolt of compulsion, agony and ecstasy that draws you back in the face of better judgment time and time again. —Anthony Loyd, My War Gone By, 1999
He blames poor sales on fickle consumers.
a fickle friendship that was on and off over the years
Recent Examples of fickle from the Web
Peshtigo River, Marinette County Water levels on the Peshtigo are more fickle than the other two rivers, with spring offering the highest levels and most exciting Class III-IV rapids.
Because they were made before the meeting with a fickle, autocratic dictator with a disdain for the West that literally goes back generations.
Cellarmaster Pat Korn was charged with shepherding a lineup of notoriously fickle beers, from Flanders-style sour ales to smokey stouts maturing in bourbon barrels.
The fickle nature of a big bass — and the value of knowing their habits — came into play on my best catch of the day.
The Springs Collective studied the layouts of sailboats and train cars to figure out how to maximize the long, narrow space with that fickle wall.
We are supposed to be living in a time of historic media fragmentation, when the competition for fickle eyeballs is the chief priority for businesses, media companies and politicians.
Consumers tend to be fickle and try lots of different things.
In fact, dressing for spring—that fickle season that straddles the fine line between two extremes—too often seems to present its own set of problems.
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Origin and Etymology of fickle
capricious, changeable, changeful, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, skittish, temperamental, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile;
up in the air;
Synonym Discussion of fickle
- an inconstant friend
- performers discover how fickle fans can be
- an utterly capricious critic
- made anxious by her boss's mercurial temperament
- too unstable to hold a job
FICKLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fickle for English Language Learners
: changing often
: changing opinions often
FICKLE Defined for Kids
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