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  • n. The quality of being fickle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being fickle; instability; inconsonancy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being fickle; inconstancy; unsteadiness in opinion or purpose; instability; changeableness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous


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  • But even a casual student of Arab history can quote too many examples of Bedouin fickleness for one to credit the legends with their face value.

    The Lesson of Iraq

  • One cause of the change was, no doubt, what is commonly called the fickleness of the multitude, but what seems to us to be merely the general law of human nature.

    Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)

  • He had not prosecuted Kerzner and Bloomberg, because it would have been "no less than foolish" of him to go to court with a witness who put a gloss on his own participation in events, especially when his fickleness was a matter of public record.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This is the thing which some fools call fickleness; but which is not the death of feeling, but rather its dreadful perpetuation; this shyness is the final seal of strong sentiment; this coldness is an eternal constancy.

    Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

  • Tokugawa period, the idea of fickleness would not have occurred to us; on the contrary, the dominant impression would have been that of the permanence and fixity of her life and customs.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • Speaking of Caleb Cushing, he told me that the unreliability, the fickleness, which is usually attributed to him, is an actual characteristic, but that it is intellectual, not moral.

    Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Complete

  • Can you imagine this kind of fickleness in our foriegn policy? joe

    McAuliffe debunks AP report

  • Subsequently they soon changed with the fickleness which is equally characteristic of Celts.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • I believe this silly fiction of the "fickleness" of the mob is mainly due to the equally silly fictions of prejudiced Greek oligarchs about the Athenian assembly -- which was an assembly of well-to-do and cultivated slave-owners.

    Post-Prandial Philosophy

  • Tracing the security problems in the South-east Asian region to the mishandling of the economic crisis of the 1997-98 due to "fickleness" by leading financial institutions, he felt that the steady engagement with ASEAN would play a critical role in coping with the "still developing" challenges since the region's economy had not been as badly affected as the West's.

    The Hindu - Front Page


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