flightiness

flighty

[flahy-tee]
adjective, flightier, flightiest.
1.
given to flights of fancy; capricious; frivolous.
2.
slightly delirious; light-headed; mildly crazy.
3.
irresponsible: He said I was too flighty to be a good supervisor.
4.
Archaic. swift or fleet.

Origin:
1545–55; flight1 + -y1

flightily, adverb
flightiness, noun
unflighty, adjective


1. mercurial, undependable, irresponsible.
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flighty (ˈflaɪtɪ)
 
adj , flightier, flightiest
1.  frivolous and irresponsible; capricious; volatile
2.  mentally erratic, unstable, or wandering
3.  flirtatious; coquettish
 
'flightily
 
adv
 
'flightiness
 
n

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flighty
1550s, "swift," later (1768) "fickle or frivolous," originally of skittish horses; from flight (1) + -y. Related: Flightiness.
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