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FLIGHTY (flightier, flightiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flighty mean? 

FLIGHTY (adjective)
  The adjective FLIGHTY has 2 senses:

1. guided by whim and fancy
2. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

  Familiarity information: FLIGHTY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLIGHTY (adjective)


Sense 1flighty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Guided by whim and fancy

Synonyms:

flighty; flyaway; head-in-the-clouds; scatterbrained

Context example:

flighty young girls

Similar:

frivolous (not serious in content or attitude or behavior)


Sense 2flighty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

Synonyms:

skittish; spooky; flighty; nervous

Similar:

excitable (easily excited)


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