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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

ca•pri′cious•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capriciousness, unpredictability(noun)

    the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses

  2. flightiness, arbitrariness, whimsicality, whimsy, whimsey, capriciousness(noun)

    the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

    "I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory"

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  1. capriciousness(Noun)

    The quality of being capricious.


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