Definitions for capriciouskəˈprɪʃ əs, -ˈpri ʃəs
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"a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"
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"
Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim
Origin: From French capricieux, from Italian capriccioso.
governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is random, arbitrary and capricious and disproportionately meted out to minorities and poor people, race plays such a huge role.
There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.
Any test that turns on what is offensive to the communitys standards is too loose, too capricious, too destructive of freedom of expression to be squared with the First Amendment. Under that test, juries can censor, suppress, and punish what they dont like, provided the matter relates to sexual impurity or has a tendency to excite lustful thoughts. This is community censorship in one of its worst forms. It creates a regime where in the battle between the literati and the Philistines, the Philistines are certain to win.
What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself to one, and then it is that the capricious thing allows one the greatest of good fortunes... that of sympathizing with others, of studying itself, of painting itself constantly in its works.
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- непредвидим, непостоянен, капризенBulgarian
- uforudsigbar, uberegnelig, uforutsigbarDanish
- kapriziös, unberechenbar, launenhaftGerman
- caprichoso, antojadizoSpanish
- هوس بازPersian
- licin, licikIndonesian
- dyntóttur, mislyndur, duttlungasamur, duttlungafullur, kenjótturIcelandic
- grillig, wispelturigDutch
- uberegnelig, uforutsigbarNorwegian
- nagły, kapryśnyPolish
- impulsivo, imprevisívelPortuguese
- oförutsägbar, oberäkneligSwedish
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