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Meaning of CAPRICIOUS

Pronunciation:  ku'prishus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  changeable; "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"
 

CAPRICIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: arbitrary, freakish, impulsive, unpredictable, whimsical
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca*pri"cious\, a. [Cf. F. capricleux, It.
capriccioso.]
Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly;
freakish; whimsical; changeable. ``Capricious poet.'' --Shak.
``Capricious humor.'' --Hugh Miller.

      A capricious partiality to the Romish practices.
                                               --Hallam.

Syn: Freakish; whimsical; fanciful; fickle; crotchety;
     fitful; wayward; changeable; unsteady; uncertain;
     inconstant; arbitrary. -- {Ca*pri"cious*ly}, adv. --
     {Ca*pri"cious*ness}, n.

 
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