capriciously


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.capriciously - unpredictably; "the weather has been freakishly variable"
2.capriciously - in a capricious manner; "there were Turk's head lilies and patches of iris , islands of brilliant blue set capriciously in the green sea"
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Translations
بِصزرَةٍ مُتَقَلِّبَه، بِنَزَوة
náladověrozmarně
impulsivtlunefuldt
á duttlungafullan hátt
rozmarne
kaprislemaymun iştahlılıkla

capriciously

[kəˈprɪʃəslɪ] ADVcaprichosamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

capriciously

adv act, behavelaunenhaft; decide, do stheiner Laune gehorchend (geh)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

capriciously

[kəˈprɪʃəslɪ] advcapricciosamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
Though in the course of his continual voyagings Ahab must often before have noticed a similar sight, yet, to any monomaniac man, the veriest trifles capriciously carry meanings.
"If you tell me that, so far as you know, your husband capriciously struck you out of his will, without assignable reason or motive for doing so, and without other obvious explanation of his conduct than that he acted in this matter entirely under the influence of Mrs.
Then the level of the bank would sink capriciously. Often we rounded high rocks scarped into pyramids.
"Now, damn it--I'll break both our necks!" swore her capriciously passionate companion.
Say..." And the little princess began to cry capriciously like a suffering child and to wring her little hands even with some affectation.
There is little doubt that troubles are exceedingly gregarious in their nature, and flying in flocks, are apt to perch capriciously; crowding on the heads of some poor wights until there is not an inch of room left on their unlucky crowns, and taking no more notice of others who offer as good resting-places for the soles of their feet, than if they had no existence.
When in the distrust engendered by his wretched childhood and the action for evil--never yet for good within his knowledge then--of his father and his father's wealth on all within their influence, he conceived the idea of his first deception, it was meant to be harmless, it was to last but a few hours or days, it was to involve in it only the girl so capriciously forced upon him and upon whom he was so capriciously forced, and it was honestly meant well towards her.
So capriciously were the people moved, that tears immediately rolled down several ferocious countenances which had been glaring at the prisoner a moment before, as if with impatience to pluck him out into the streets and kill him.
The barometer announced a speedy change, the mercury rising and falling capriciously; the sea also, in the south-east, raised long surges which indicated a tempest.
To the left ran a line of mountains capriciously shaped, lying in the full light.
These spells of inspiration never burnt steadily, but flickered over the gigantic mass of the subject as capriciously as a will-o'-the- wisp, lighting now on this point, now on that.
The fire of the heavens cast red reflections on the polished surface, and these reflections, flying off capriciously, seemed to be angry looks launched by the unfortunate, instead of imprecations.