from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Given to capricious or unstable behavior.
- adj. Characterized by irresponsible or silly behavior.
- adj. Easily excited; skittish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Given to unplanned and silly ideas or actions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fleeting; swift; transient.
- adj. Indulging in flights, or wild and unrestrained sallies, of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.; given to disordered fancies and extravagant conduct; volatile; giddy; eccentric; slighty delirious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Indulging in flights or sallies of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.; given to disordered fancies and extravagant conduct; volatile; giddy; fickle; capricious; slightly delirious; wandering in mind.
- Fleeting; swift; transient.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. guided by whim and fancy
- adj. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
America's obsession with the superficial and the flighty is a reflection of its excessive preoccupation with entertainment and glamour.
Thus the readers meet the heroine, immediately after the call her flighty best friend and soon afterward the vampire-author.
When your faculty of awareness is flighty – in other words, when your mind gets distracted to many things – direct your way of gazing and faculty of imagination at the black drop.
Who can forget the 16yr old girl hanged for being a bit 'flighty'?
Marion is kind of flighty and Jack is very uncomfortable in his skin and in Europe, and descends quickly into a pathetic typical American tourist taking way too many pictures and wanting everything to be exactly as it is at home.
Take the end of scene 1: the ingenue a mezzo rather than a soprano; in Slavic operas it was common for the "flighty" character to have a heavier voice than the "serious" character tells off the heroine's drunken, mother-fixated husband, then soliloquizes about her own sympathy for the heroine, but can't shake the feeling that it's not any of her business.
She was personality-wise kind of flighty and bubbly and was always cooking in some way.
Adults are wild, generally intractable, and "flighty," but young animals (at least of the Asian species) tame readily and make good pets.
She's been in a ragin 'fever an' kind of flighty most of the time.
Isabel had been made acquainted with the estimate which prevailed under this roof; it represented Mr. Osmonds sister as a kind of flighty reprobate.