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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. changeable;
- Example: "a capricious summer breeze"
- Example: "freakish weather"
[syn: capricious, freakish]

2. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason;
- Example: "a capricious refusal"
- Example: "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"
- Example: "the victim of whimsical persecutions"
[syn: capricious, impulsive, whimsical]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 Webster] A capricious partiality to the Romish practices. --Hallam. Syn: Freakish; whimsical; fanciful; fickle; crotchety; fitful; wayward; changeable; unsteady; uncertain; inconstant; arbitrary. -- Ca*pri"cious*ly, adv. -- Ca*pri"cious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

capricious adj 1: changeable; "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather" [syn: capricious, freakish] 2: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions" [syn: capricious, impulsive, whimsical]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

270 Moby Thesaurus words for "capricious": adrift, afloat, agnostic, aimless, alternating, ambiguous, ambitendent, ambivalent, amorphous, arbitrary, at loose ends, brittle, broken, careening, careless, casual, catchy, chancy, changeable, changeful, changing, choppy, corruptible, cranky, crotchety, deciduous, desultory, deviable, deviating, deviative, deviatory, dicey, different, disarticulated, disconnected, discontinuous, disjunct, disordered, disorderly, dispersed, disproportionate, divaricate, divergent, diversified, diversiform, dizzy, double-minded, doubting, dubious, dying, eccentric, effervescent, ephemeral, equivocal, erose, erratic, evanescent, fading, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic, fast and loose, fence-sitting, fence-straddling, fickle, fitful, flaky, fleeting, flickering, flighty, flitting, fluctuant, fluctuating, fly-by-night, flying, formless, fragile, frail, freakish, frivolous, fugacious, fugitive, giddy, gratuitous, guttering, halting, haphazard, harebrained, heedless, herky-jerky, hesitant, hesitating, heteroclite, hit-or-miss, humorsome, iffy, immethodical, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inadvertent, incalculable, inchoate, incoherent, inconsiderate, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, indemonstrable, indiscriminate, infirm, infirm of purpose, insubstantial, intermittent, intermitting, irregular, irresolute, irresolved, irresponsible, jagged, jerky, kinky, lubricious, lurching, maggoty, mazy, meaningless, mercurial, misshapen, momentary, moody, mortal, motiveless, motley, mugwumpian, mugwumpish, mutable, nonconformist, nondurable, nonpermanent, nonstandard, nonsymmetrical, nonsystematic, nonuniform, notional, of two minds, orderless, passing, patchy, perishable, petulant, planless, pluralistic, polysemous, promiscuous, quirky, ragged, rambling, random, reasonless, restless, rough, roving, scatterbrained, scrappy, senseless, shapeless, shifting, shifty, short-lived, shuffling, skeptical, snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, spineless, sporadic, spotty, staggering, straggling, straggly, systemless, temperamental, temporal, temporary, thoughtless, ticklish, touch-and-go, transient, transitive, transitory, unaccountable, unarranged, uncalculating, uncertain, unclassified, unconfirmable, uncontrolled, unconvinced, undecided, undependable, undetermined, undirected, undisciplined, undivinable, undurable, unenduring, unequable, unequal, uneven, unfixed, unforeseeable, ungraded, unguarded, unjoined, unmethodical, unmetrical, unordered, unorganized, unorthodox, unpersuaded, unpredictable, unprovable, unreasonable, unreasoning, unreflecting, unregular, unreliable, unresolved, unrestrained, unrhythmical, unsettled, unsorted, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsure, unsymmetrical, unsystematic, unthinking, unthoughtful, ununiform, unverifiable, vacillating, vagarious, vagrant, vague, variable, variegated, variform, various, varying, veering, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whimsical, wishy-washy, wobbling, wobbly