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
The markets for these largely untested, unproven digital assets are extremely young and fickle—as evidenced by the recent bloodbath that’s been taking place in the past day or so.
Photo: istock/Getty Images Heaven knows, humankind is a fickle lot.
That fickle character is a large part of the story.
Republicans, seeking to repeal and replace Obamacare and pass a massive tax reform bill, already have experienced the fickle nature of Senate math as McConnell has struggled to piece together a working majority.
Welcome to soccer's newest hotbed, which has sprouted in a city known for its fickle sports fans and all the heartbreak doled out by its teams.
The rapid pace of development and the fickle winds of public opinion have swept through the metro area like a culinary hurricane, depositing concepts from faraway places while destroying long-standing institutions in their wake.
On the outskirts of town, there's proof the federal response can seem as fickle as the storm itself.
That's a heckuva claim for a company competing in the fickle space of consumer sports apparel.
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Synonymscapricious, changeable, changeful, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, skittish, temperamental, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile, up in the air
Antonymscertain, changeless, constant, immutable, invariable, predictable, settled, stable, stationary, steady, unchangeable, unchanging, unvarying
Related Wordsaimless, arbitrary, desultory, erratic, haphazard, hit-or-miss, irregular, random, scattered, slapdash, stray; ambivalent, hesitating, shaky, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, vacillating, wavering; dicey, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; adaptable, mobile, protean, versatile
Near Antonymsequable, even, uniform; abiding, durable, lasting, permanent, persistent; dependable, reliable, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustworthy, trusty
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
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