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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 market is being driven by oil, technicals and on pure emotion rather than tangible fundamentals, notwithstanding the recent rally, we're starting to enter a period that's going to give us greater volatility, choppiness and erratic behavior.

  2. Greg Valliere:

    President Donald Trump has become so erratic and unpredictable that it's annoying for the markets, pence is a boring, conservative, pro-business Midwesterner.

  3. Sune Rasmussen:

    (There was a) big explosion ... followed by erratic gunfire.

  4. Ron Nehring:

    There were several recall attempts at Gavin Newsom earlier in Gavin Newsom term, but none of them really went anywhere until you had Covid, it was... the frustration with that erratic response that helped drive the recall to qualify.

  5. Andre Bakhos:

    Oil is serving as a bellwether for the global economy and could be a sign of things to come, today's trading action will be tied to oil and could be erratic and choppy.

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