Fickle meaning

fĭkəl
Changeable or unstable in affection, interest, loyalty, etc.; capricious.
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The definition of fickle is changing your mind easily and often.

An example of fickle is a child’s short attention span to new toys.

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Characterized by erratic changeableness or instability, especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.
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Quick to change one’s opinion or allegiance; insincere; not loyal or reliable.
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(UK dialectal) To puzzle; perplex; nonplus.
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Origin of fickle

  • Middle English fikel from Old English ficol deceitful

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English fikelen, from fikel (“fickle”); see above. Cognate with Low German fikkelen (“to deceive, flatter”), German ficklen, ficheln (“to deceive, flatter”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English fikil, fikil, from Old English ficol (“fickle, cunning, tricky , deceitful”), equivalent to fike +‎ -le. More at fike.

    From Wiktionary