flightiness

  • 1 Flightiness — Flight i*ness, n. The state or quality of being flighty. [1913 Webster] The flightness of her temper. Hawthorne. Syn: Levity; giddiness; volatility; lightness; wildness; eccentricity. See {Levity}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 flightiness — index inconsistency Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 flightiness — light mindedness, volatility, levity, *Iightness, frivolity, flippancy Analogous words: capriciousness, unstableness or instability, fickleness, mercurialness or mercuriality, inconstancy (see corresponding adjectives at INCONSTANT):… …

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  • 4 flightiness — [n] irresponsibility airheadedness*, capriciousness, changeability, dizziness, fickleness, flippancy, frivolity, giddiness, inconstancy, instability, levity, lightness, mercurialness, variability, volatility, whimsicality, whimsicalness; concept… …

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  • 5 flightiness — flighty ► ADJECTIVE (flightier, flightiest) ▪ frivolous and fickle. DERIVATIVES flightiness noun …

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  • 6 flightiness — noun the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory • Syn: ↑arbitrariness, ↑whimsicality, ↑whimsy, ↑whimsey, ↑capriciousness • Derivationally …

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  • 7 flightiness — noun see flighty …

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  • 8 flightiness — See flightily. * * * …

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  • 9 flightiness — noun The quality of being flighty …

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  • 10 flightiness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. giddiness, fickleness, inconstancy, changeability, volatility, mercurialness, frivolity, levity, capriciousness, whimsicality, eccentricity, variability, irresponsibility, instability, lightheadedness, dizziness* …

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  • 11 flightiness — flight·i·ness || flaɪtɪnɪs n. frivolousness; fickleness; fanciful quality, whimsical quality; irresponsibility …

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  • 12 flightiness — n capriciousness, changefulness, fickleness, inconstancy, volatility, mercurialness; frivolity, whimsicality, giddiness, light headedness; flippancy, lightness, levity …

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  • 13 flightiness — flight·i·ness …

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  • 14 Levity — Lev i*ty (l[e^]v [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. levitas, fr. levis light in weight; akin to levare to raise. See {Lever}, n.] 1. The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or… …

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  • 15 lightness — lightness, light mindedness, levity, frivolity, flippancy, volatility, flightiness are comparable when denoting the quality, manner, or attitude of one who is irresponsibly gay or indifferent especially when seriousness is expected. Lightness… …

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  • 16 arbitrariness — noun the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory • Syn: ↑flightiness, ↑whimsicality, ↑whimsy, ↑whimsey, ↑capriciousness • Derivationally… …

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  • 17 capriciousness — noun 1. the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses • Syn: ↑unpredictability • Derivationally related forms: ↑capricious • Hypernyms: ↑inconstancy, ↑changefulness 2. the trait of acting unpredictably and more from …

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  • 18 whimsey — noun 1. the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory • Syn: ↑flightiness, ↑arbitrariness, ↑whimsicality, ↑whimsy, ↑capriciousness •… …

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  • 19 whimsicality — noun 1. the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory • Syn: ↑flightiness, ↑arbitrariness, ↑whimsy, ↑whimsey, ↑capriciousness •… …

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  • 20 frivolity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. levity, flightiness, giddiness, folly.See unimportance. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. flightiness, triviality, silliness, levity, flippancy, lightness, puerility, trifling, folly, frippery, flummery,… …

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