Vagary vs Fickleness - What's the difference?
| Related terms
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.
An erratic, unpredictable occurrence or action.
* 1871 , , At Last: A Christmas In The West Indies , ch. 8:
An impulsive or illogical desire; a caprice or whim.
* 1905 , , War of the Classes , Preface:
- 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.
- And then came the day when my socialism grew respectable,—still a vagary of youth, it was held, but romantically respectable.
The quality of being fickle.