Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a flighty, wild, capricious, or imaginative manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a flighty manner.

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  • adverb In a flighty manner.

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Examples

  • No, thought Elise, Sapphire never forgets who she is, no matter how flightily she behaves at functions like this.

    Through Wolfs Eyes

  • Charity pretended a great interest in her program and laughed flightily.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • The old man talked well, though flightily, with a constant reference of all topics to his own standards, recollections, and friendships, which was characteristic, but in him not unattractive.

    Lady Rose's Daughter

  • But I was thinking chiefly of the old lady, who was not very well (Elspeth had an idea that she had had a very slight "stroke," but how this was we cannot know now), while my grandfather was almost flightily cheerful.

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • Mrs. Cheyne shrugged her shoulders a little flightily.

    Not Like Other Girls

  • If they're not flightily mad with eccentricity and brandy, they are morbidly mad with solitude and sentiment.

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Selected from the Works of Ouida

  • And, all at once, with this Apolline, who was so flightily merry and careless, and in regard to whom there were so many odd rumours, new

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • And, all at once, with this Apolline, who was so flightily merry and careless, and in regard to whom there were so many odd rumours, new

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Lourdes, Complete

  • And, all at once, with this Apolline, who was so flightily merry and careless, and in regard to whom there were so many odd rumours, new

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Lourdes, Volume 5

  • The farmer, while his mind still hung about thousands of pounds and a certain incomprehensible division of them to produce a distinct intelligible total, and set before him the sum of Anthony's riches, could see that his elder daughter was behaving flightily and neglecting the true interests of the family, and he was chagrined.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

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