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Line breaks: va¦gari|ous
Pronunciation: /vəˈɡɛːrɪəs

Definition of vagarious in English:


Erratic and unpredictable in behaviour or direction: the vagarious behaviour of some particles
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  • The emotional goal was to eliminate vagarious, capricious, out-of-touch control by the powerful past presidents.
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late 18th century (in the sense 'changing, inconstant'): from vagary + -ous.

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