flightiness


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flight·y

 (flī′tē)
adj. flight·i·er, flight·i·est
1.
a. Given to capricious or unstable behavior.
b. Characterized by irresponsible or silly behavior.
2. Easily excited; skittish.

flight′i·ly adv.
flight′i·ness n.
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Noun1.flightiness - the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment; "I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory"
irresponsibility, irresponsibleness - a form of untrustworthiness; the trait of lacking a sense of responsibility and not feeling accountable for your actions
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She could recognize her wild, desperate, defiant mood, the flightiness of her temper, and even some of the very cloud-shapes of gloom and despondency that had brooded in her heart.
Makin' up to th' women folk just for vanity an' flightiness.
The flightiness of his mirth rendered him often guilty of offences against the decorum of a Puritan household, and on these occasions he did not invariably escape rebuke.
Books looking at the irrationality and flightiness of the monetary/financial world are plentiful.
Things change as Brooke's freespiritedness starts to resemble flightiness, her big dreams remain just that and nothing is worth doing unless she can share it on social media.
Things change as Brooke's free-spiritedness starts to resemble flightiness, her big dreams remain just that and nothing is worth doing unless she can share it on social media.
It is very technical, but cannot seem that way; pianistic figures of great lightness and clarity, with sporadic surges along the way, are musical translations of the piece's flightiness of character.
Darling said, "I really just hope that my kind of flightiness in that moment leads to something really good for him.
When Charlie had a difficult time fitting in at school and his mother moved him from one school after another, Asner blamed it on her flightiness rather than any possible limitations of his son.
Sheep of smaller stature and heritage breeds are also more prone to flightiness.
Add the factory's carbon fibre-clad lightweight bodywork, high quality steering damper to control any flightiness from the lighter, quicker steering and the Factory was worth the extra money: at pounds 10,349, it cost pounds 1,350 more.