capriciousness


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ca·pri·cious

 (kə-prĭsh′əs, -prē′shəs)
adj.
Characterized by, arising from, or subject to caprice; impulsive or unpredictable: capricious decisions; capricious weather.

ca·pri′cious·ly adv.
ca·pri′cious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capriciousness - the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulsescapriciousness - the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses
changefulness, inconstancy - the quality of being changeable and variable
2.capriciousness - 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"
irresponsibility, irresponsibleness - a form of untrustworthiness; the trait of lacking a sense of responsibility and not feeling accountable for your actions

capriciousness

Translations
تَقَلُّب، نَزَوِيَّه
náladovostrozmarnost
upålidelighedustadighed
szeszélyesség
duttlungasemi; mislyndi
náladovosť
kaprislilikmaymun iştahlılık

capriciousness

caprice

(kəˈpriːs) noun
1. an especially unreasonable sudden change of mind etc; a whim. I'm tired of the old man and his caprices.
2. a fanciful and lively piece of music etc.
capricious (kəˈpriʃəs) adjective
changeable. She may change her mind – she's very capricious.
caˈpriciously adverb
caˈpriciousness noun
References in classic literature ?
It is a singular instance of the capriciousness of the human mind, that after all the admonitions we have had from experience on this head, there should still be found men who object to the new Constitution, for deviating from a principle which has been found the bane of the old, and which is in itself evidently incompatible with the idea of GOVERNMENT; a principle, in short, which, if it is to be executed at all, must substitute the violent and sanguinary agency of the sword to the mild influence of the magistracy.
What animation, both of body and mind, she had derived from watching the advance of that season which cannot, in spite of its capriciousness, be unlovely, and seeing its increasing beauties from the earliest flowers in the warmest divisions of her aunt's garden, to the opening of leaves of her uncle's plantations, and the glory of his woods.
Without haste he wrapped them securely, and then, ere he turned to leave, the devil of capriciousness entered his heart.
Expect a week's worth of such capriciousness, meteorologists say.
THE worst fire season in California's modern history has much to do with Mother Nature's capriciousness.
The coquettish phrasing Rattle shaped in the adagio's muted capriciousness was just one example here.
The other factor to take into account is the capriciousness of the examiner.
Although Johnson envelops the reader in a sense of the hallucinatory capriciousness of our species, there is some kind of optimism at work, possibly based in the beauty of his writing--a beauty that confronts, by its existence, these horrors.
Behind appearances lies a society of unimaginable cruelty and capriciousness, in which life itself is a disposable commodity.
The capital punishment debate has laid bare the injustice and capriciousness of it all.
In Ireland, we know only too well the cruelty and capriciousness of violent conflict.