fickleness


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fick·le

 (fĭk′əl)
adj.
Characterized by erratic changeableness or instability, especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.

[Middle English fikel, from Old English ficol, deceitful.]

fick′le·ness n.
fick′ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fickleness - unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous
infidelity, unfaithfulness - the quality of being unfaithful

fickleness

Translations
تَقَلُّب، عَدَم اسْتِقْرار
nestálosttěkavost
ubeslutsomhed
hverflyndi
gelgeç gönüllülükmaymun iştahlılık

fickleness

[ˈfɪklnɪs] Ninconstancia f, veleidad f, volubilidad f

fickleness

[ˈfɪkəlnɪs] n [person] → inconstance f

fickleness

nWechselhaftigkeit f, → Unbeständigkeit f; (of person also)Wankelmütigkeit f

fickleness

[ˈfɪklnɪs] nincostanza, volubilità

fickle

(ˈfikl) adjective
always changing (one's mind, likes and dislikes etc). I think that they are fickle.
ˈfickleness noun
References in classic literature ?
He was disgusted with himself, surprised at his own fickleness, and full of a queer mixture of disappointment and relief that he could recover from such a tremendous blow so soon.
we're not accusing you of fickleness," said Christie gayly; "although you didn't come, and we were obliged to ask Mr.
For however eagerly and impetuously the savage crew had hailed the announcement of his quest; yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable --they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness --and when retained for any object remote and blank in the pursuit, however promissory of life and passion in the end, it is above all things requisite that temporary interests and employment should intervene and hold them healthily suspended for the final dash.
Then, began one of those extraordinary scenes with which the populace sometimes gratified their fickleness, or their better impulses towards generosity and mercy, or which they regarded as some set-off against their swollen account of cruel rage.
She by her fickleness strove to make my ruin irretrievable; I will strive to gratify her wishes by seeking destruction; and it will show generations to come that I alone was deprived of that of which all others in misfortune have a superabundance, for to them the impossibility of being consoled is itself a consolation, while to me it is the cause of greater sorrows and sufferings, for I think that even in death there will not be an end of them.
Its fickleness is to be held true to men's purposes only by an undaunted resolution and by a sleepless, armed, jealous vigilance, in which, perhaps, there has always been more hate than love.
Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness.
Did I not, in my truest thoughts, always recurring and always dismissed, see past the beauty of the face, and, peering into the soul, discern the twin shadows of selfishness and of fickleness glooming at the back of it?
I am so much attached to you that I may confide in you, my dear, as a third party wholly disinterested, that he is fickleness itself.
But our travellers had scarcely the time to catch even this glimpse of it, for, with the fickleness that characterizes the air-currents of this region, a contrary wind suddenly swept them some forty miles over the surface of Lake Tchad.
With the fickleness of insanity he quickly tired of the search, and, turning to the soldiers who had accompanied him from the floor below, dismissed them.
That he had been new to women and newer still to love did not permit him to excuse himself, and a hundred times he cursed his folly and stupidity, and what he thought was fickleness.