flighty

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adjective \ˈflī-tē\

Definition of flighty

flightier

;

flightiest

  1. 1 :  swift

  2. 2 :  lacking stability or steadiness:a :  easily upset :  volatile a flighty temperb :  easily excited :  skittish a flighty horsec :  capricious, silly

flightily

play \ˈflī-tə-lē\ adverb

flightiness

play \ˈflī-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of flighty in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of flighty

1552


FLIGHTY Defined for English Language Learners

flighty

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adjective

Definition of flighty for English Language Learners

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

  • : easily excited or frightened


FLIGHTY Defined for Kids

flighty

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adjective \ˈflī-tē\

Definition of flighty for Students

flightier

;

flightiest

  1. 1 :  easily excited or frightened :  skittish a flighty horse

  2. 2 :  not steady or serious a flighty temper



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