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capricious


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capricious  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capricious 
  adj  1:  changeable;  "a  capricious  summer  breeze";  "freakish  weather" 
  [syn:  {freakish}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {impulsive},  {whimsical}] 




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