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Synonyms for erratic
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erratic, fickle, mercurial, quicksilver(a)(adj)

    liable to sudden unpredictable change

    "erratic behavior"; "fickle weather"; "mercurial twists of temperament"; "a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next"

    Antonyms:
    dependable, settled, reliable, unchangeable

  2. erratic, planetary, wandering(adj)

    having no fixed course

    "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"

    Synonyms:
    planetal, wandering, winding, nomadic, quicksilver(a), rambling, meandering(a), wandering(a), terrestrial, peregrine, worldwide, planetary, world-wide, mobile, fickle, temperamental, global, world(a), roving, mercurial

    Antonyms:
    reliable, dependable, unchangeable, settled

  3. erratic, temperamental(adj)

    likely to perform unpredictably

    "erratic winds are the bane of a sailor"; "a temperamental motor; sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't"; "that beautiful but temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster

    Synonyms:
    wandering, fickle, planetary, temperamental, mercurial, quicksilver(a), moody

    Antonyms:
    settled, reliable, dependable, unchangeable

Wiktionary

  1. erratic(noun)

    Antonyms:
    consistent

  2. erratic(adjective)

    unsteady, random; prone to unexpected changes; not consistent

    Henry has been getting erratic scores on his tests: 40% last week, but 98% this week.

    Antonyms:
    consistent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. erratic

    Odd is unmated, as an odd shoe, and so uneven, as an odd number. Singular is alone of its kind; as, the singular number. What is singular is odd, but what is odd may not be singular; as, a drawerful of odd gloves. A strange thing is something hitherto unknown in fact or in cause. A singular coincidence is one the happening of which is unusual; a strange coincidence is one the cause of which is hard to explain. That which is peculiar belongs especially to a person as his own; as, Israel was called Jehovah's "peculiar people," i. e., especially chosen and cherished by him; in its ordinary use there is the implication that the thing peculiar to one is not common to the majority nor quite approved by them, though it may be shared by many; as, the Shakers are peculiar. Eccentric is off or aside from the center, and so off or aside from the ordinary and what is considered the normal course; as, genius is commonly eccentric. Eccentric is a higher and more respectful word than odd or queer. Erratic signifies wandering, a stronger and more censorious term than eccentric. Queer is transverse or oblique, aside from the common in a way that is comical or perhaps slightly ridiculous. Quaint denotes that which is pleasingly odd and fanciful, often with something of the antique; as, the quaint architecture of medieval towns. That which is funny is calculated to provoke laughter; that which is droll is more quietly amusing. That which is grotesque in the material sense is irregular or misshapen in form or outline or ill-proportioned so as to be somewhat ridiculous; the French bizarre is practically equivalent to grotesque.

    Synonyms:
    anomalous, bizarre, comical, crotchety, curious, droll, eccentric, extraordinary, fantastic, funny, grotesque, laughable, ludicrous, odd, peculiar, preposterous, quaint, queer, ridiculous, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unmatched, unusual, whimsical

    Antonyms:
    common, customary, familiar, natural, normal, ordinary, regular, usual

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. erratic

    Synonyms:
    desultory, aberrant, abnormal, flighty, changeful, capricious

    Antonyms:
    regular, normal, methodical, calculable, unalterable, steady, undeviate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. erratic(a.)

    Synonyms:
    wandering, roving, nomadic, not stationary

  2. erratic(a.)

    Synonyms:
    irregular, eccentric, abnormal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. erratic(a)

    Synonyms:
    nomadic, wandering, eccentric, fanciful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    irregular, unpredictable, whimsical, volatile, uneven, unforeseeable

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How to use erratic in a sentence?

  1. Lisa Cox:

    We've got extremely steep, rugged terrain, we have many different drainages that are all kind of intersecting together and that creates these funneling effects of different wind patterns and creates more erratic fire behavior.

  2. Steve Baltin:

    Even superstars like Madonna are human, so her recent erratic behavior is understandable given the reported circumstances.

  3. Frank Coit:

    He was a very erratic personality.

  4. Jessica Bartfield:

    A lot of our overweight patients aren’t necessarily overeating, but their eating patterns have become so erratic—they have a cup of coffee in the morning and then no real food until late afternoon, they key is to avoid that and keep a consistent schedule, whether that’s three meals a day and a couple of snacks, or five mini meals.

  5. Glen Philip:

    We call him Rebel because that's what he is. He is generally a nice horse to do anything with but is prone to erratic behavior in certain situations. it really ranks as the number one strange save.


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