Definition of erratic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈrætɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈrætɪk//
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(often disapproving) not happening at regular times; not following any plan or regular pattern; that you cannot rely on synonym unpredictable The electricity supply here is quite erratic. She had learnt to live with his sudden changes of mood and erratic behaviour. Mary is a gifted but erratic player (= she does not always play well). Irrigation measures will be necessary in areas of erratic rainfall. their increasingly erratic policy decisions Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French erratique, from Latin erraticus, from errare ‘to stray, err’.
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