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Definitions for caprice
kəˈpriscaprice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caprice, impulse, whimnoun

    a sudden desire

    "he bought it on an impulse"

Wiktionary

  1. capricenoun

    An impulsive, seemingly unmotivated notion or action.

    Etymology: From caprice, from capriccio, from caporiccio: capo, from caput + riccio, from ericius, or from capro

  2. capricenoun

    An unpredictable or sudden condition, change, or series of changes.

    Etymology: From caprice, from capriccio, from caporiccio: capo, from caput + riccio, from ericius, or from capro

  3. capricenoun

    A disposition to be impulsive.

    Etymology: From caprice, from capriccio, from caporiccio: capo, from caput + riccio, from ericius, or from capro

  4. capricenoun

    An impulsive change of mind.

    Etymology: From caprice, from capriccio, from caporiccio: capo, from caput + riccio, from ericius, or from capro

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capriceverb

    an abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion

  2. Capriceverb

    see Capriccio

Freebase

  1. Caprice

    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

  1. Caprice

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caprice in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caprice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of caprice in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    Travel is a caprice in childhood, a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood, and an elegy in old age.

  2. Carlos Ghosn:

    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.

  3. Alexander Hamilton:

    The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms, and false reasonings, is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator, to the whole human race; and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice. Civil liberty is only natural liberty, modified and secured by the sanctions of civil society. It is not a thing, in its own nature, precarious and dependent on human will and caprice; but it is conformable to the constitution of man, as well as necessary to the well-being of society.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. In a cocoon of individualism. In an authentic bunker of skepticism, nihilism, apolitical non-conformism. Protecting himself from the radiation of mass hysteria and the herd instinct of the matrix system. 2. Cynicism has an energetic vampirism of banality. 3. From a karmic lesson to childhood trauma, from childhood trauma to whim, from caprice to stupidity, from stupidity to selfishness, from selfishness to dogma. 4. Selfishness returns the logic of modern, indigenous culture, patriotic science, to the animal sources of survival. Billions of people each think about themselves, people will die of selfishness. 5. Business is a two-faced, hypocritical diplomacy of self-interest. 6. Psychology is a ludicrous attempt to rein in an unstable psyche with reins. Psychology thinks very stereotypically. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    From karmic lesson to childhood trauma, from childhood trauma to whim, from caprice to stupidity, from stupidity to selfishness, from selfishness to dogma.

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