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



    BrE BrE//ˈfɪkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪkl//
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  1. 1changing often and suddenly The weather here is notoriously fickle. the fickle world of fashion The latest downturn in sales shows just what a fickle business this is. the fickle finger of fate
  2. 2(of a person) often changing their mind in an unreasonable way so that you cannot rely on them a fickle friend another example of his fickle behaviour
  3. Word OriginOld English ficol ‘deceitful’, of Germanic origin.Extra examples Always be properly dressed and prepared to cope with our fickle weather. She had been a fickle friend, even at the best of times. Such is life in the fickle world of fashion. This was just another example of his fickle behaviour.
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