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synonyms for flightiness

  • capriciousness
  • changeability
  • dizziness
  • fickleness
  • flippancy
  • frivolity
  • giddiness
  • inconstancy
  • instability
  • levity
  • lightness
  • variability
  • volatility
  • whimsicality
  • airheadedness
  • mercurialness
  • whimsicalness
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antonyms for flightiness

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  • seriousness
  • responsibility
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How to use flightiness in a sentence

All that day and the next the sons wondered what was amiss with their mother, she was so pensive, with starts of flightiness.
MAGNUM BONUMCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
Rose, with all her flightiness, was too proud to plead with a servant, and walked out in silence.
KATE DANTON, OR, CAPTAIN DANTON'S DAUGHTERSMAY AGNES FLEMING
Marriage, flightiness, lack of vision, lack of help and encouragement from fathers and brothers all tend to make it hard.
WOMEN IN MODERN INDUSTRYB. L. HUTCHINS
And she was off, leaving her ambitious parents to shake their heads over her flightiness.
THE PROMISED LANDMARY ANTIN
The least flightiness was reprimanded, and any pronounced flirtation was visited with the last penalty.
THE LIFE OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE VOL. 1 OF 2EDWARD TYAS COOK
Though this flightiness of dressing is much to be deprecated, and fills the minds of young people with vanity.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD WASHINGTONAMANDA M. DOUGLAS
A man can hardly swing up to extravagant hopes without dropping to sarcastic self-reproaches on his flightiness and vanity.
THE SUMMONSA.E.W. MASON
Think of her growing up in such an atmosphere of disunion and flightiness as that weak mother of hers must have given her.
THE BRIMMING CUPDOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER
They were perplexed at his 'flightiness'—wanted him to enter the loco.
THE LIFE OF JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLERELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
That was well enough for her in her days of flightiness and frivolity.
FAMOUS AFFINITIES OF HISTORY, VOL 1-4, COMPLETELYNDON ORR
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WORDS RELATED TO FLIGHTINESS

  • archness
  • cheek
  • cheekiness
  • cockiness
  • disrespectfulness
  • flightiness
  • freshness
  • frivolity
  • impertinence
  • impishness
  • impudence
  • levity
  • lightness
  • mischievousness
  • pertness
  • playfulness
  • roguishness
  • rudeness
  • sauciness
  • volatility
  • waggishness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.