- likely to change, especially due to caprice, irresolution, or instability; casually changeable: fickle weather.
- not constant or loyal in affections: a fickle lover.
Origin of fickle
Synonyms for fickle
Related Words for ficklestunpredictable, unstable, volatile, flighty, capricious, changeable, temperamental, arbitrary, cheating, faithless, fitful, frivolous, inconstant, irresolute, mercurial, mutable, ticklish, two-timing, unfaithful, unsteady
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After all, some young men are not so fickle as others; but even if he's the ficklest, there is consolation.Desperate Remedies
- changeable in purpose, affections, etc; capricious
Word Origin for fickle
c.1200, probably from Old English ficol "deceitful, cunning, tricky," related to befician "deceive," and to facen "deceit, treachery." Common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon fekan "deceit," Old High German feihhan "deceit, fraud, treachery"), from PIE *peig- "evil-minded, treacherous, hostile" (cf. Latin piget "it irks, troubles, displeases," piger "reluctant, lazy"). Sense of "changeable" is first recorded late 13c. Related: Fickleness.