Definition of capricious in English:

capricious

Syllabification: ca·pri·cious
Pronunciation: /kəˈpriSHəs, -ˈprē-
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

capriciously

adverb
More example sentences
  • We felt that we were asking them to abide by their standards, which were being executed capriciously.
  • Neither has the tsunami anything in common with God's final judgement, as the tsunami killed and destroyed capriciously, without rhyme or reason.
  • But can an Assembly be dissolved arbitrarily, capriciously, whimsically, at the absolute discretion of a Chief Minister?

capriciousness

noun
More example sentences
  • As it was, this random capriciousness on his part ended up providing me with my main home address for the next 16 years.
  • And I like to think there's still a little of that capriciousness to my choices.
  • Y'know, I'm starting to be concerned at my own capriciousness.

Origin

early 17th century: from French capricieux, from Italian (see capriccioso).

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