caprice, impulse, whim(noun)
a sudden desire
"he bought it on an impulse"
An impulsive, seemingly unmotivated notion or action.
An unpredictable or sudden condition, change, or series of changes.
A disposition to be impulsive.
An impulsive change of mind.
Origin: From caprice, from capriccio, from caporiccio: capo, from caput + riccio, from ericius, or from capro
an abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion
Caprice is a CinemaScope comedy-thriller film directed by Frank Tashlin starring Doris Day and Richard Harris. This film and In Like Flint were the last movies made in CinemaScope, with most studios moving to Panavision and other widescreen processes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ka-prēs′, n. a change of humour or opinion without reason: a freak: changeableness.—ns. Capriccio (ka-prēt′cho), a sportive motion: (mus.) a species of free composition, not subject to rule as to form or figure; Capriccio′so, a direction in music for a free style.—adj. Capri′cious (Shak.), humorous: full of caprice: changeable.—adv. Capri′ciously.—n. Capri′ciousness. [Fr. caprice—It. capriccio; perh. from L. capra, a she-goat.]
The numerical value of caprice in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of caprice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Art is life, plus caprice.
Travel is a caprice in childhood, a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood, and an elegy in old age.
We are succumbing to the caprice of man that our Founders fought to escape, the cure to these problems will not come from Washington, D.C. Instead, the states must lead the way.
The board does not decide (on pay) on the basis of caprice, it is the board acting on your delegated authority that decides who runs the company and the remuneration that matches their efforts and talents.
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Translations for caprice
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- непостоянност, изменчивост, прищявка, каприз, импулсивностBulgarian
- caprici, capritxCatalan, Valencian
- heitto, oikku, oikullisuus, oikuttelu, möläysFinnish
- capriool, capriolenDutch
- impulsivitate, capriciuRomanian
- своенравие, капризRussian
- hȋr, хи̑рSerbo-Croatian
- påhitt, infall, nyck, ryckSwedish
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