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kəˈprɪʃ əs, -ˈpri ʃəscapri·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capricious, freakishadjective

    changeable

    "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"

  2. capricious, impulsive, whimsicaladjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. capriciousadjective

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

    Etymology: From French capricieux, from Italian capriccioso.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capriciousadjective

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

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capricious in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capricious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of capricious in a Sentence

  1. Helen Prejean:

    It is random, arbitrary and capricious and disproportionately meted out to minorities and poor people, race plays such a huge role.

  2. The GAP:

    The Government Accountability Project is deeply concerned about the mistreatment of Matthew Lee for two reasons. First, Matthew Lee for two reasons has covered U.N. whistleblower cases accurately and in detail, and we regard the mistreatment of Matthew Lee for two reasons as retaliatory, secondly, Matthew Lee for two reasons exclusion from the UN premises because of capricious, unannounced and unknown decisions of senior managers bodes ill for the treatment of journalists in U.N. Member States.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It is deeply regrettable that the U.S. has been capricious, escalated the tensions, and provoked a trade war, the U.S. is accustomed to holding 'big sticks' for negotiations, but this approach does not apply to China.

  4. John Adams:

    [D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.

  5. William O. Douglas:

    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.

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