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i ra tik

  • s  liable to sudden unpredictable change
    erratic behavior
  • s  having no fixed course
    an erratic comet
  • s  likely to perform unpredictably; sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't"
    erratic winds are the bane of a sailor

  • Although her output has sometimes been tagged (unfairly, for the most part) as erratic, she has had a major album in every decade of her career, including Amazing Grace (1972) and .
  • Fussy, erratic and arbitrary, the headstrong soprano has infuriated colleagues and administrators and crossed swords with functionaries and hapless hoteliers across the globe.
  • Keep pets and domestic animals, with their erratic movements, out of the water.
News & Articles

  • Sangre Chronicle > News > Whites Peak fire near Cimarron shows ‘erratic’ behavior Sunday
    Firefighters battling the now 1,167-acre Whites Peak wildfire burning south of Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron reported “erratic fire behavior” in a statement released at about 11 a.m. Sunday (June 16).
    June 16, 2013 - Sangre de Christo Chronicle
  • East Lake tries to move on after turmoil
    While still dealing with infighting and an independent discrimination investigation, East Lake Fire Rescue is trying to move past the alleged racial slurs and erratic governance that earned the department negative headlines and landed it in legal hot water.
    June 16, 2013 - St. Petersburg Times Blogs
  • Police: Trooper fatally shoots New Bedford man in Quincy
    A 41-year-old man was shot and killed Friday by a veteran state trooper responding to a report of an erratic driver who may have had a medical emergency, state police said.
    June 16, 2013 - FOX 25 Boston

  • Phil Mickelson in Reuters India
    Greg played very solid golf and I played very erratic golf,said Mickelson, who was attempting to win a regular tour event outside the United States for the first time. "I made birdies and bogeys and he just played steady and ultimately...
  • Thad Cochran in Washington Post
    The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine,Cochran said about McCain by phone. "He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."
  • Barack Obama in Irish Independent
    America cannot afford the "kind of erratic and uncertain leadership" offered by John McCain, his Democratic rival Barack Obama said yesterday.

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