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Synonyms for erratic
ɪˈræt ɪker·rat·ic

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Wiktionary

  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 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

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. erraticadjective

    Synonyms:
    wandering, roving, nomadic, not stationary

  2. erraticadjective

    Synonyms:
    irregular, eccentric, abnormal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. erraticadjective

    Synonyms:
    nomadic, wandering, eccentric, fanciful

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How to use erratic in a sentence?

  1. Andre Bakhos:

    The early enthusiasm is being driven by some optimism coming out of China, we've had a very erratic, choppy start to the year and the China news is going to give investors a reason to do some short covering and something to hang their hats on.

  2. 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.

  3. Andre Bakhos:

    We've had a very erratic, choppy start to the year and the China news is going to give investors a reason to do some short covering and something to hang their hats on.

  4. Thomas Slater:

    In the past decade, we've already seen that surface melting in Greenland has become both more severe and more erratic, as the atmosphere continues to warm over Greenland, events such as yesterday's extreme melting will become more frequent.

  5. Sheena Greitens:

    When his political future is at risk, he becomes erratic, unhinged, coercive, and threatening, he accuses me of things that are untrue and generates conspiracy theories about me collaborating with his' enemies,' when I have done no such thing.


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