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Webster 1913 Edition


Flighty

Flight′y

,
Adj.
1.
Fleeting; swift; transient.
The
flighty
purpose never is o’ertook,
Unless the deed go with it.
Shakespeare
2.
Indulging in flights, or wild and unrestrained sallies, of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.; given to disordered fancies and extravagant conduct; volatile; giddy; eccentric; slighty delirious.
Proofs of my
flighty
and paradoxical turn of mind.
Coleridge.
A harsh disciplinarian and a
flighty
enthusiast.
J. S. Harford.

Webster 1828 Edition


Flighty

FLIGHTY

, a.
1.
Fleeting; swift.
The flighty purpose never is o'ertook.
2.
Wild; indulging the sallies of imagination.
3.
Disordered in mind; somewhat delirious.

Definition 2022


flighty

flighty

English

Adjective

flighty (comparative flightier, superlative flightiest)

  1. (obsolete) swift
  2. Given to unplanned and silly ideas or actions.
  3. (of a bird) that flies easily, or a lot
    • 2013, Diego Gil, ‎Henrik Brumm, Avian Urban Ecology
      "We know that flighty birds suffer from greater risk of raptor predation, and I assume that it is useful to understand the effects of urbanization because flighty species may be more vulnerable to anthropogenic disturbance."

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