noun see capricious

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  • capriciousness — noun The quality of being capricious. To employ always the same witnesses, he would excite speculation, and expose himself to the imputation of fickleness or capriciousness …   Wiktionary

  • capriciousness — capricious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour. DERIVATIVES capriciously adverb capriciousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Capriciousness — Capricious Ca*pri cious (k[.a]*pr[i^]sh [u^]s), a. [Cf. F. capricieux, It. capriccioso.] Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable. Capricious poet. Shak. Capricious humor. Hugh Miller. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capriciousness — See capriciously. * * * …   Universalium

  • capriciousness — ca pri·cious·ness || ɪʃəsnɪs n. fickleness, whimsy, fancy, impulsiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capriciousness — ca·pri·cious·ness …   English syllables

  • capriciousness — noun 1. the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses • Syn: ↑unpredictability • Derivationally related forms: ↑capricious • Hypernyms: ↑inconstancy, ↑changefulness 2. the trait of acting unpredictably and more from …   Useful english dictionary

  • capricious — [[t]kæprɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is capricious often changes their mind unexpectedly. Gerald found that his wife was easily bored, capricious and unpredictable. ...capricious and often brutal leaders. Syn: impulsive, mercurial Derived …   English dictionary

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