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 creative muse can be fickle, something Clinton Herrick has discovered since a thief made off with his 1968 Gibson J50 acoustic guitar.
Johnson’s theory of politics is that the electorate, especially at a time of seemingly intractable policy issues and economic stagnation, is fickle.
But the famed super bloom, in all of its radiant glory, is quite fickle, and park officials are not hopeful about this year’s prospects.
The scout’s words represent the fickle nature of talent evaluation.
Because there’s one great challenge with empowering trust in people over institutions: People are fickle.
Young people are, of course, notoriously fickle midterm voters.
But the postseason is fickle, and in this author’s eyes, winning a divisional pennant and being swiftly ousted in the playoffs should not really qualify as a disappointment.
At the same time, recreation in these areas has grown, making more people vulnerable to fickle alpine conditions; in the U.S., avalanche deaths are increasing.
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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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