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Synonyms for erratic
ɪˈræt ɪker·rat·ic

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  1. erraticnoun

    Antonyms:
    consistent

  2. erraticadjective

    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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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  1. erratic

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

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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

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

    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, wanderingadjective

    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, temperamentaladjective

    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

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  1. outlandishadjective

    Submitted by Providence on July 15, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. erraticadjective

    Synonyms:
    wandering, roving, nomadic, not stationary

  2. erraticadjective

    Synonyms:
    irregular, eccentric, abnormal

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  1. erraticadjective

    Synonyms:
    nomadic, wandering, eccentric, fanciful

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  1. List of paraphrases for "erratic":

    irregular, unpredictable, whimsical, volatile, uneven, unforeseeable

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#185350crotchety

How to use erratic in a sentence?

  1. Producer John Marks:

    There weren’t any bottles around, we could see he was having a hard time getting around. We knew that years on the road, or at least what we were told, had taken its toll on him. But when he actually came into the studio, he was there to work. And when he was no longer able to work, when he just felt too much pain, was exhausted, or his voice couldn’t get there, we shut down the session. There wasn’t any erratic, drunken behavior off-screen… He seemed convinced dementia was his problem.

  2. Medea Benjamin:

    We think that he is making this about himself and its really a campaign rally, we think that hes a big baby. ... Hes erratic, hes prone to tantrums, he doesnt understand the consequences of his actions. And so this is a great symbol of how we feel about our president.

  3. Chris Ayres:

    This was not a volatile, explosive, erratic behaving kid, it's not like alarm bells were going off.

  4. Charles Grassley:

    Somebody there in the White House that doesn't have common sense better not push the president to do something erratic.

  5. Ben Muzzey:

    Our transit times have been wildly erratic.


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