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Definition of Erratic

Erratic

  1. Having no certain course; roving about without a fixed destination; wandering; moving; -- hence, applied to the planets as distinguished from the fixed stars.
  2. Deviating from a wise of the common course in opinion or conduct; eccentric; strange; queer; as, erratic conduct.
  3. Irregular; changeable.
  4. One who deviates from common and accepted opinions; one who is eccentric or preserve in his intellectual character.
  5. A rogue.
  6. Any stone or material that has been borne away from its original site by natural agencies; esp., a large block or fragment of rock; a bowlder.

Erratic Quotations

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
John Updike

My first outdoor cooking memories are full of erratic British summers, Dad swearing at a barbecue that he couldn't put together, and eventually eating charred sausages, feeling brilliant.
Jamie Oliver

God was treated like this powerful, erratic, rather punitive father who has to be pacified and praised. You know, flattered.
John Cleese

There can be no assumption that today's majority is 'right' and the Amish and others like them are 'wrong.' A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different.
Warren E. Burger

Success is an absurd, erratic thing. She arrives when one least expects her and after she has come may depart again almost because of a whim.
Alice Foote MacDougall
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Erratic Translations

erratic in French is vagabond
erratic in German is unstet, fahrig, wandernd
erratic in Norwegian is ujevn, uberegnelig
erratic in Swedish is oregelbunden, kringirrande
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