Definitions for vagaryvəˈgɛər i, ˈveɪ gə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

va•gar•yvəˈgɛər i, ˈveɪ gə ri(n.)(pl.)-gar•ies.

  1. an unpredictable, capricious, or erratic action, occurrence, or course.

  2. a whimsical, or unusual idea or notion.

Origin of vagary:

1620–30; appar. < L vagārī to wander

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vagary(noun)

    an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)

    "the vagaries of the weather"; "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"


  1. vagary(Noun)

    An erratic notion or action.

  2. vagary(Noun)

    An impulsive or illogical desire; a caprice.

  3. Origin: Latin vagus (wandering)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vagary(noun)

    a wandering or strolling

  2. Vagary(noun)

    hence, a wandering of the thoughts; a wild or fanciful freak; a whim; a whimsical purpose


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