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1. capricious

adjective. ['kəˈprɪʃəs'] changeable.

Synonyms

  • freakish

Antonyms

  • premeditated
  • certain

Etymology

  • capricieux (French)
  • capriccioso (Italian)

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Words that Rhyme with Capricious

  • superstitious
  • expeditious
  • surreptitious
  • repetitious
  • injudicious
  • suspicious
  • propitious
  • nutritious
  • fictitious
  • factitious
  • seditious
  • pernicious
  • malicious
  • judicious
  • delicious
  • auspicious
  • ambitious
  • vicious

Example sentences of the word capricious


1. Adjective
The best time to visit Ireland is up for debate considering how capricious the Atlantic-influenced weather can be.

Quotes containing the word capricious


1. As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
- Jonathan Swift

2. Science is all about proving theories and understanding the universe. Science folds everything into neat logical well-explained packages. The fey are magical capricious illogical and unexplainable. Science cannot prove the existence of faeries so naturally we do not exist. That type of nonbelief is fatal to faries.
- Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

3. The momentum of the mind can be vexingly, involuntarily capricious.
- Gregory Maguire, A Lion Among Men

2. capricious

adjective. ['kəˈprɪʃəs'] determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason.

Synonyms

  • impulsive
  • whimsical

Antonyms

  • cautious
  • undynamic
  • induced

Etymology

  • capricieux (French)
  • capriccioso (Italian)
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