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capriciousness


  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]: 
 
  capriciousness 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  guided  by  sudden  unpredictable  impulses 
  [syn:  {unpredictability}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  acting  more  from  whim  or  caprice  than  from 
  reason  or  judgment  [syn:  {flightiness},  {arbitrariness},  {whimsicality}, 
  {whimsy},  {whimsey}] 




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