noun (plural vagaries)(usually vagaries)
An unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone’s behaviour: the vagaries of the weather
More example sentences
- We have always felt somewhat vulnerable to the vagaries of political change.
- The problem is that security in old age depends increasingly on the vagaries of the stock market.
- And even then the tournament fell victim to the vagaries of the British weather when the final was rained off for three days.
late 16th century (also as a verb in the sense 'roam'): from Latin vagari 'wander'.