Definition of "capricious" []

  • Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable. See Synonyms at arbitrary. (adjective)
  • Characterized by or liable to sudden unpredictable changes in attitude or behaviour; impulsive; fickle (adjective)

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Use "capricious" in a sentence
  • "I have just left Augereau, who was vomiting fire and fury against what he calls your capricious proclamations."
  • "Woman is less changeable, but to call her capricious is a stupid insult."
  • "One of Trine's would-be selling points is its physics-based puzzles, but history has taught us by now that "physics-based" is often a euphemism for "capricious" - and that's the case here."