US: /ɪˈɹætɪk/
UK: /ɛɹˈætɪk/

English Vietnamese dictionary

erratic /i'rætik/
  • tính từ
    • thất thường, được chăng hay chớ, bạ đâu hay đấy
    • (y học) chạy, di chuyển (chỗ đau)
    • (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) lang thang
      • erratic blocks: (địa lý,địa chất) đá tảng lang thang
    • erratic driving
      • sự lái chưa vững, sự lái chập choạng (ô tô)
  • danh từ
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) người tính tình thất thường, người được chăng hay chớ, người bạ đâu hay đấy

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
(often disapproving) not happening at regular times; not following any plan or regular pattern; that you cannot rely on
The electricity supply here is quite erratic. + She had learnt to live with his sudden changes of mood and erratic behaviour. + Mary is a gifted but erratic player (= she does not always play well). + Irrigation measures will be necessary in areas of erratic rainfall.
erratically adverb: He was obviously upset and was driving erratically. + His heart beat erratically.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 irregular, unpredictable, inconsistent, unreliable, capricious, changeable, variable; wayward, unstable, aberrant, flighty:
The buses run on an erratic schedule.
2 peculiar, abnormal, wayward, odd, eccentric, outlandish, strange, unusual, unorthodox, extraordinary, queer, quaint, bizarre, weird, unconventional:
He thinks that his erratic behaviour marks him as an individualist.
3 wandering, meandering, directionless, planetary, aimless, haphazard, discursive, errant, divagatory:
Their course was erratic, following the loss of their compass.

Collocation dictionary


be, seem | become | remain


extremely, very, wildly | completely | increasingly
her increasingly erratic behaviour
| fairly, a little, rather, slightly, somewhat

Concise English dictionary

+having no fixed course
+liable to sudden unpredictable change
+likely to perform unpredictably