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erratic

er·rat·ic

erratic

 
pronunciation:
ih rae tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not occurring predictably or consistently; unpredictable.
His erratic attendance does not instill confidence.erratic flooding
synonyms:
irregular, sporadic, unpredictable
antonyms:
predictable, regular, unvarying
similar words:
capricious, fickle, fitful, inconsistent, intermittent, random, spotty, volatile, wayward
definition 2: having no fixed course or direction.
erratic breezes
synonyms:
changeable, fluctuating, inconsistent, irregular, variable
antonyms:
unvarying
similar words:
errant, haphazard, random, unpredictable, wild
definition 3: deviating from that which is usual or accepted; eccentric.
erratic ideas
synonyms:
aberrant, anomalous, eccentric, odd, queer
antonyms:
conventional, orthodox
similar words:
crackpot, deviant, irregular, peculiar, unconventional, unorthodox
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who behaves in an erratic manner.
synonyms:
crackpot, crank, eccentric, oddball
similar words:
nut, weirdo
derivation: erratically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word erratic contains the following parts:
err Latin root that means error, wander
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.