What does capricious mean?

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kəˈprɪʃ əs, -ˈpri ʃəscapri·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capricious, freakish(adj)

    changeable

    "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. capricious(Adjective)

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

  2. Origin: From French capricieux, from Italian capriccioso.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capricious(adj)

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

How to pronounce capricious?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say capricious in sign language?

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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. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    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.

  3. Lu Kang:

    Negotiations and consultations, to have meaning, must be sincere, first, there must be mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit. Second, one's word must be kept, and not be capricious.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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