Vagary vs Fickleness - What's the difference?

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Vagary is a related term of fickleness.


As nouns the difference between vagary and fickleness

is that vagary is an erratic, unpredictable occurrence or action while fickleness is the quality of being fickle.

vagary

English

Noun

(vagaries)
  • An erratic, unpredictable occurrence or action.
  • * 1871 , , At Last: A Christmas In The West Indies , ch. 8:
  • It now turns out that the Pitch Lake, like most other things, owes its appearance on the surface to no convulsion or vagary at all, but to a most slow, orderly, and respectable process of nature, by which buried vegetable matter, which would have become peat, and finally brown coal, in a temperate climate, becomes, under the hot tropic soil, asphalt and oil.
  • An impulsive or illogical desire; a caprice or whim.
  • * 1905 , , War of the Classes , Preface:
  • And then came the day when my socialism grew respectable,—still a vagary of youth, it was held, but romantically respectable.

    Derived terms

    * vagarity * vagarious

    See also

    * vaguery

    fickleness

    English

    Noun

  • The quality of being fickle.