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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
After a childhood of radically changing interests and attitudes on such a timeline, one develops a certain excitability, flightiness, distractibility, or perhaps that's just me.
I long joked she wasn't allowed to take vacation because my flightiness would lose its anchor in her absence.
Henderson said her character's flightiness and innocence is fun to play with on stage.
Gabis flightiness and lack of coordination are sometimes overdone, making her seem like a scattered and shallow heroine, and her romance with Spencer is entirely predictable.
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.
The results of this study further prove the assertion that animals show decreased flight responses in areas with high, non-lethal human activities while hunting increases flightiness (Stankowich and Blumstein, 2005).
Dumbfounded by his niece's flightiness, the always glib Pandarus is now crestfallen and locked into silence.