[syn: flightiness, arbitrariness, whimsicality, whimsy, whimsey, capriciousness]
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.
A capricious partiality to the Romish practices.
Syn: Freakish; whimsical; fanciful; fickle; crotchety;
fitful; wayward; changeable; unsteady; uncertain;
inconstant; arbitrary. -- Ca*pri"cious*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable
impulses [syn: capriciousness, unpredictability]
2: the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or
caprice than from reason or judgment; "I despair at the
flightiness and whimsicality of my memory" [syn:
flightiness, arbitrariness, whimsicality, whimsy,