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"fickle" in British English

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fickleadjective

uk   /ˈfɪk.əl/ us   /ˈfɪk.əl/
disapproving likely to change your opinion or your feelings suddenly and without a good reason: She's so fickle - she's never been interested in the same man for more than a week! The world of popular music is notoriously fickle.
Fickle conditions are likely to change suddenly and without warning: Fickle winds made sailing conditions difficult.
fickleness
noun [U] uk   /ˈfɪk.əl.nəs/ us   /ˈfɪk.əl.nəs/
(Definition of fickle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fickle" in American English

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fickleadjective

us   /ˈfɪk·əl/
likely to change your opinion or your feelings suddenly and without a good reason: He criticized the fickle behavior of football fans who cheer you one week and boo you the next.
The weather is described as fickle if it tends to change suddenly: Fickle winds made sailing conditions difficult.
fickleness
noun [U] us   /ˈfɪk·əl·nəs/
(Definition of fickle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fickle" in Business English

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fickleadjective

uk   /ˈfɪkl/ us  
likely to change suddenly and without warning: Do Americans know how to invest in fickle markets? The art market is as fickle and hard to predict as any other.
likely to change your opinion or your feelings suddenly and without a good reason: Brand loyalty is hard to get from the notoriously fickle internet community.
fickleness
noun [U]
Many e-businesses are complaining about the fickleness of investors.
(Definition of fickle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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