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
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While nearly all his novels drew upon his short-lived medical career, his work was concerned less with the art of diagnosis than with the fickle, fragile nature of human beings.
Farming is tricky business, especially when one of your major inputs is the ficklest phenomenon of all — weather.
But the weather is fickle enough in the spring that getting a course in shape to host a major championship will be an even tougher test than the tournament itself.
All three grew up on West Texas ranches, and this — not the whims of the fickle food culture — formed their individual cooking styles.
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Between fickle crops, unpredictable weather and the cost of equipment, farming is tough uncertain work.
Fierce competition, regulatory burdens, geopolitical uncertainty, activist investors and fickle customers consume our thoughts, pushing our anxiety to record levels.
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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
FICKLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fickle for English Language Learners
: changing often
: changing opinions often
FICKLE Defined for Kids
Definition of fickle for Students
- fickle friends
- fickle weather
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