capricious definition

  • adjective:
    • Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable. See Synonyms at arbitrary.
    • Impulsive and unstable; decided by possibility, impulse, or whim
    • Governed or described as caprice; apt to alter suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable.
    • based on possibility or impulse or whim versus by need or explanation
    • changeable
    • Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and volatile. See Synonyms at arbitrary.
    • Impulsive and volatile; based on opportunity, impulse, or whim
    • Governed or characterized by caprice; likely to change all of a sudden; freakish; whimsical; changeable.
    • determined by possibility or impulse or whim in the place of by requisite or reason
    • changeable
  • others:
    • described as caprice; likely to transform opinions out of the blue, or to deviate from a single's purpose; unsteady; changeable; fickle; subject to change or irregularity: as, a guy of a capricious temper.
    • Synonyms Freakish, unsteady, fanciful, whimsical, fitful, crotchety, unsure.
    • described as caprice; more likely to alter opinions out of the blue, or even deviate from a single's function; unsteady; changeable; fickle; at the mercy of transform or irregularity: since, a guy of a capricious mood.
    • Synonyms Freakish, unsteady, fanciful, whimsical, fitful, crotchety, uncertain.

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