What does vagary mean?

Definitions for vagaryvəˈgɛər i, ˈveɪ gə ri

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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

  3. Origin: [L. vagari to stroll about. See Vague.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vagary

    va-gā′ri, n. a wandering of the thoughts: a wild freak: a whim:—pl. Vagā′ries.—n. Vagā′rian, a person with vagaries.—adjs. Vagā′rious; Vagā′rish.—n. Vagar′ity, irregularity, capriciousness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vagary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vagary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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