Flightiness Flight"i*ness, n. The state or quality of being flighty. [1913 Webster]

The flightness of her temper. --Hawthorne.

Syn: Levity; giddiness; volatility; lightness; wildness; eccentricity. See {Levity}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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