1. Fleeting; swift; transient.
The flighty purpose never is o'ertook,
Unless the deed go with it. --Shak.
2. Indulging in flights, or wild and unrestrained sallies, of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.; given to disordered fancies and extravagant conduct; volatile; giddy; eccentric; slighty delirious.
Proofs of my flighty and paradoxical turn of mind. --Coleridge.
A harsh disciplinarian and a flighty enthusiast. --J. S. Harford.
adj 1: irresponsibly frivolous; "flighty young girls" [syn: flyaway]
2: absent-mindedly irresponsible; "he said I was too flighty to
be a good supervisor" [syn: head-in-the-clouds, scatterbrained]
[also: flightiest, flightier]