fickleness fickleness  /ˈfɪ kəl nəs/


  • (n) unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous



  1. The struggle to identify the critter displays not only the mystery of nature, but also the fickleness of the science of taxonomy.
  2. Finally, the disagreements over Kosovo expose the world's fickleness in determining which secessionist movements deserve international recognition.
  3. Cyrus' ace in the hole is that, unlike Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears, she seems to come from a big, stable family with some experience in the fickleness of fame.



  1. "I could have easily played 16 and then been home, that's the fickleness of match play," Woods said. "If I didn't make a run against JB, I wouldn't be here."
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Tiger Wood Source: Bloomberg

  2. "Results make a difference and if we don't get the result I'm a dud and if we do get the result then you're a great manager, you know the fickleness of the game," McLeish said. "And that's why we have to keep our sanity about the whole thing....
    on Feb 14, 2009 By: Alex McLeish Source: Independent Online

  3. It could happen if voters became bored and decided to give the "vociferous opposition" a chance - out of "light-heartedness, fickleness or sheer madness," Lee told 650 participants in the World Cities Summit and International Water Week.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Lee Kuan Yew Source: Bangkok Post

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