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"fickle" in American English

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fickleadjective

 us   /ˈfɪk·əl/
likely to ​changeyouropinion or ​yourfeelingssuddenly and without a good ​reason: He ​criticized the fickle ​behavior of ​footballfans who ​cheer you one ​week and ​boo you the next. The ​weather is ​described as fickle if it ​tends to ​changesuddenly: Fickle ​winds made ​sailingconditionsdifficult.
fickleness
noun [U]  us   /ˈfɪk·əl·nəs/
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"fickle" in British English

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fickleadjective

uk   us   /ˈfɪk.l̩/
disapproving likely to ​changeyouropinion or ​yourfeelingssuddenly 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 ​popularmusic is ​notoriously fickle. Fickle ​conditions are ​likely to ​changesuddenly and without ​warning: Fickle ​winds made ​sailingconditionsdifficult.
fickleness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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"fickle" in Business English

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fickleadjective

uk   us   /ˈfɪkl/
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 fickleinternetcommunity.
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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