A child's mood is capricious.
An example of capricious is someone who decides they don't want to go somewhere while already on the way.
- subject to caprices; tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason; erratic; flighty
- Obs. showing wit or fancifulness
Origin of capriciousFrench capricieux from Italian capriccioso: see caprice
(comparative more capricious, superlative most capricious)
- Capricious can describe both a person and the decisions they make.
capricious - Legal Definition
- Characterized by or resulting from caprice, inconsistency in feeling or purpose, a whim, or an unpredictable or impulsive behavior. See also arbitrary.
- Contrary to the evidence or law.