TEM8 IELTS GRE
来自PIE*peig, 狡猾的，敌对的，坏心眼的，词源同foe, fiend. 引申词义反复无常的。
- fickle (adj.)
- c. 1200, "false, treacherous, deceptive, deceitful, crafty" (obsolete), probably from Old English ficol "deceitful, cunning, tricky," related to befician "deceive," and to facen "deceit, treachery; blemish, fault." Common Germanic (compare Old Saxon fekan "deceit," Old High German feihhan "deceit, fraud, treachery"), from PIE *peig- (2) "evil-minded, treacherous, hostile" (see foe).
Sense of "changeable, inconstant, unstable" is from c. 1300 (especially of Fortune and women). Related: Fickleness. Fickly (c. 1300) is rare or obsolete. Also with a verb form in Middle English, fikelen "to deceive, flatter," later "to puzzle, perplex," which survived long enough in Northern dialects to get into Scott's novels. Fikel-tonge (late 14c.) was an allegorical or character name for "one who speaks falsehoods."
- 1. Orta's weather can be fickle.
- 2. The weather here is notoriously fickle.
- 3. Fluctuating prices usually base on a fickle public's demand.
- 4. The television world was a notoriously fickle one.
- 5. They have no use for fickle supporters.
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