Origin of erratic
Examples from the Web for erratic
The animation is beautifully rendered and the storytelling top notch even if the pacing is, at times, erratic.This Author Kills More Darlings Than George R.R. Martin|David Levesley|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her arms strapped back, Lehmberg tells the officials “this erratic behavior is going to ruin my career.”What the Hell Just Happened in Texas, and Why Was Rick Perry Just Indicted?|Olivia Nuzzi|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
John McCain was an erratic RINO who turned a hundred years old on the campaign trail.
His erratic behaviour in handling Russian oil pipelines prompted Moscow to seek alternative routes of supply.Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko.|Kapil Komireddi|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The responding officers appear to understand the grief behind his erratic action but still want to take a look around the house.
He likes to know that each of his flock is in his right place, and disapproves altogether of an erratic spirit.He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
Boston construed herself to the poetic Raggles in an erratic and singular way.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
Yes, I shall be a light to fallen Rome,— Daze them with fear like some erratic star!Early Plays|Henrik Ibsen
Throughout the ascent the surface was strewed with erratic blocks of granite, evidently transported from a distance.Western Himalaya and Tibet|Thomas Thomson
The comforts of the home I have provided for you may be jeopardised if you are too erratic.Red Rose and Tiger Lily|L. T. Meade
Word Origin for erratic
late 14c., "wandering, moving," from Old French erratique (13c.) and directly from Latin erraticus "wandering, straying, roving," from erratum "an error, mistake, fault," past participle of errare "to wander, err" (see err). Sense of "irregular, eccentric" is attested by 1841. The noun is from 1620s, of persons; 1849, of boulders. Related: Erratically.