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caprice


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caprice  \Ca*price"\,  n.  [F.  caprice,  It  capriccio,  caprice 
  (perh.  orig.  a  fantastical  goat  leap),  fr  L.  caper,  capra, 
  goat.  Cf  {Capriole},  {Cab},  {Caper},  v.  i.] 
  1.  An  abrupt  change  in  feeling,  opinion,  or  action 
  proceeding  from  some  whim  or  fancy;  a  freak;  a  notion. 
  ``Caprices  of  appetite.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  See  {Capriccio}. 
 
  Syn:  Freak;  whim;  crotchet;  fancy;  vagary;  humor;  whimsey; 
  fickleness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caprice 
  n  :  a  sudden  desire;  "he  bought  it  on  impulse"  [syn:  {impulse}, 
  {vagary},  {whim}] 




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