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 (kə-prĭsh′əs, -prē′shəs)
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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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
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تَقَلُّب، نَزَوِيَّه
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(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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Without haste he wrapped them securely, and then, ere he turned to leave, the devil of capriciousness entered his heart.
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