flighty


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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.

flighty

(ˈflaɪtɪ)
adj, flightier or flightiest
1. frivolous and irresponsible; capricious; volatile
2. mentally erratic, unstable, or wandering
3. flirtatious; coquettish
ˈflightily adv
ˈflightiness n

flight•y

(ˈflaɪ ti)

adj. flight•i•er, flight•i•est.
1. frivolous and irresponsible.
2. capricious; mercurial; volatile.
3. Archaic. swift.
[1545–55]
flight′i•ly, adv.
flight′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flighty - guided by whim and fancy; "flighty young girls"
frivolous - not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"
2.flighty - unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
excitable - easily excited

flighty

flighty

adjective
Translations
طائِش، مُتَقَلِّب، ذو نَزَوات
přelétavý
flyvskuberegnelig
könnyelmû
hvikull, ístöîulaus; léttúîugur
prelietavý

flighty

[ˈflaɪtɪ] ADJ (flightier (compar) (flightiest (superl))) [idea, remark] → frívolo, poco serio; [girl] → caprichoso, voluble

flighty

[ˈflaɪti] adj [person] → inconstant(e)

flighty

adj (+er) (= fickle)unbeständig, flatterhaft; (= empty-headed)gedankenlos

flighty

[ˈflaɪtɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → capriccioso/a, frivolo/a

flight1

(flait) noun
1. act of flying. the flight of a bird.
2. a journey in a plane. How long is the flight to New York?
3. a number of steps or stairs. A flight of steps.
4. a number of birds etc flying or moving through the air. a flight of geese; a flight of arrows.
ˈflighty adjective
(usually of girls and women) with easily changed ideas; not thinking deeply; always looking for amusement.
flight deck
1. the upper deck of an aircraft carrier where planes take off or land.
2. the forward part of an aeroplane where the pilot and crew sit.
in flight
flying. Have you seen the geese in flight?

see also fly2.
References in classic literature ?
They scoured the roads, they searched the woods and all quarters, and at the end of three days they found the flighty Leandra in a mountain cave, stript to her shift, and robbed of all the money and precious jewels she had carried away from home with her.
She's flighty, you know - very flighty - quite flighty enough to pass her days in a sedan-chair.
Some of the strange questions put to me by the woman in white, after my ill-considered promise to leave her free to act as she pleased, had suggested the conclusion either that she was naturally flighty and unsettled, or that some recent shock of terror had disturbed the balance of her faculties.
He never particularly addressed me, and it is my belief he had as good as forgotten his confidences; but his temper was more flighty, and allowing for his bodily weakness, more violent than ever.
How could the presence of these articles in my house affect either the honour, the sanity, or the life of my flighty colleague?
I can't bear the idea of getting the poor girl into a scrape, merely because she has a flighty way with her, and talks very strangely," Mr.
A necessary reflection for the purposes of these adventures, which at once subside into their accustomed train, and shunning all flighty anticipations or wayward wanderings, pursue their steady and decorous course.
She laughed kind of flighty like, and whispered, "Good-bye, dear house
Pearl, that wild and flighty little elf stole softly towards him, and taking his hand in the grasp of both her own, laid her cheek against it; a caress so tender, and withal so unobtrusive, that her mother, who was looking on, asked herself -- "Is that my Pearl?
And the boy being in a kind of a flighty sleep, too, we muffled the oars and hitched the raft on, and towed her over very nice and quiet, and the nigger never made the least row nor said a word from the start.
Poor old chap, you're white and jaded -- you ain't well a bit -- no wonder you're a little flighty and off your balance.
Earnshaw; she seemed in flighty spirits, and replied merrily, 'I hardly spoke a word, Ellen, and there he has gone out twice, crying.