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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•pri•cious*kəˈprɪʃ əs, -ˈpri ʃəs(adj.)

  1. subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; erratic; mercurial.

  2. Obs. fanciful or witty.

* Syn: See fickle.

Origin of capricious:

1585–95; < It capriccioso; see capriccio , -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. capricious, freakish(adj)


    "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"

  2. capricious, impulsive, whimsical(adj)

    determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

    "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"


  1. capricious(Adjective)

    Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim

  2. Origin: From French capricieux, from Italian capriccioso.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capricious(adj)

    governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable

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She may change her mind; – she's very capricious.

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