Flighty

  • 1Flighty — Flight y, a. 1. Fleeting; swift; transient. [1913 Webster] The flighty purpose never is o ertook, Unless the deed go with it. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Indulging in flights, or wild and unrestrained sallies, of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2flighty — index capricious, frivolous, inconsistent, irresponsible, thoughtless, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3flighty — 1550s, swift, later (1768) fickle or frivolous, originally of skittish horses; from FLIGHT (Cf. flight) (1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Flightiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4flighty — [adj] fickle, irresponsible airheaded*, birdbrained*, bubbleheaded*, capricious, changeable, dingbat*, dingdong*, dizzy*, effervescent, empty headed, featherbrained*, frivolous, gaga*, giddy, harebrained*, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5flighty — ► ADJECTIVE (flightier, flightiest) ▪ frivolous and fickle. DERIVATIVES flightiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6flighty — [flīt′ē] adj. flightier, flightiest [ FLIGHT1 + Y2] 1. given to sudden whims; not taking things seriously; frivolous or irresponsible 2. easily excited, upset, etc. flightily adv. flightiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7flighty — adjective (flightier; est) Date: 1552 1. swift 2. lacking stability or steadiness: a. easily upset ; volatile < a flighty temper > b. easily excited ; skittish < a …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8flighty — [[t]fla͟ɪti[/t]] flightier, flightiest ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is flighty, you disapprove of them because they are not very serious or reliable and keep changing from one activity, idea, or partner to another. Isabelle&#8230; …

    English dictionary

  • 9flighty — UK [ˈflaɪtɪ] / US adjective Word forms flighty : adjective flighty comparative flightier superlative flightiest changing your opinions and behaviour often, and not serious or reliable …

    English dictionary

  • 10flighty — flightily, adv. flightiness, n. /fluy tee/, adj., flightier, flightiest. 1. given to flights of fancy; capricious; frivolous. 2. slightly delirious; light headed; mildly crazy. 3. irresponsible: He said I was too flighty to be a good supervisor.&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 11flighty — flight|y [ˈflaıti] adj a woman who is flighty changes her ideas and opinions often, and only remains interested in people or things for a short time …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12flighty — adjective a woman who is flighty changes her ideas or activities a lot without finishing them or being serious about them flightiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13flighty — adjective his flighty sister has changed her college major four times Syn: fickle, inconstant, mercurial, whimsical, capricious, skittish, volatile, impulsive; irresponsible, giddy, reckless, wild, careless, thoughtless Ant: steady, responsibl …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14flighty — /ˈflaɪti / (say fluytee) adjective (flightier, flightiest) 1. given to flights or sallies of fancy, caprice, etc.; volatile; frivolous: *She was accustomed to marriage and would not be flighty about it. –hugh atkinson, 1986. 2. slightly&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 15flighty — adjective Given to unplanned, and silly ideas or actions …

    Wiktionary

  • 16flighty — Synonyms and related words: abnormal, adrift, afloat, alternating, amorphous, bereft of reason, birdbrained, birdwitted, brainsick, buoyant, capricious, changeable, changeful, coquettish, crackbrained, cracked, crazed, crazy, daft, deluded,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17flighty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. light headed; scatter brained, capricious, frivolous. See inattention, insanity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. capricious, fickle, giddy; see changeable 1 , irresponsible , silly . III (Roget s 3&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18flighty — flight|y [ flaıti ] adjective changing your opinions and behavior often, and not serious or reliable …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19flighty — flight·y || flaɪtɪ adj. frivolous; fickle; fanciful, whimsical; irresponsible …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20flighty — adjective (flightier, flightiest) fickle and irresponsible. Derivatives flightily adverb flightiness noun …

    English new terms dictionary