[ US /ˈfɫaɪti/ ]
[ UK /flˈa‍ɪti/ ]
  1. guided by whim and fancy
    flighty young girls
  2. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
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How To Use flighty In A Sentence

  • Just as you begin to expect the plot to become sodden with tragedy – a child coughs continuously from a bedroom; a young man squares up to his flighty wife with a knife – it slips into something more acerbic. Men Should Weep; Blasted; When We Are Married
  • I do resent a Government Minister telling me I got into debt because I was flighty, frivolous and decadent.
  • One man in a flapping overcoat (there are baroque hints) is, it seems, the convenor, and a flighty tempter. Times, Sunday Times
  • A tendency towards rather flighty behaviour in the breed is being overcome by careful selection.
  • My dad, incidentally, is the same, though perhaps a little less flighty.
  • This is because I'm flighty and align myself constantly with faddish moral causes.
  • Why not be neither heavy nor lighty-flighty ... why not shoot for "whimsical weighted"? Savoir Vivre
  • But -- though, when they got the chance, they went willingly three times to the kirk -- there were young men in the community so flighty that, instead of dozing at home on Saturday night, they dandered casually into the square, and, forming into knots at the corners, talked solemnly and mysteriously of women. Auld Licht Idyls
  • Franz Lehár's operetta is the perfect titbit for a financial crisis, as it concerns the fiscal anxieties of a small European state whose entire GDP has ended up in a flighty young widow's jewellery drawer. The Merry Widow – review
  • The victim is identified as Jemima Hastings, a flighty young woman who, months before, had mysteriously disappeared from the sylvan cottage she shared with her boyfriend, a roof thatcher named Gordon Jossie, in southern England. Book review of Elizabeth George's 'This Body of Death'
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