Capricious meaning

kə-prĭshəs, -prēshəs
The definition of capricious is someone or something that is subject to sudden, unpredictable changes.

An example of capricious is someone who decides they don't want to go somewhere while already on the way.

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Contrary to the evidence or law.
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Characterized by, arising from, or subject to caprice; impulsive or unpredictable.

Capricious decisions; capricious weather.

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Showing wit or fancifulness.
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Characterized by or resulting from caprice, inconsistency in feeling or purpose, a whim, or an unpredictable or impulsive behavior. See also arbitrary.
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I almost died in a capricious winter storm.

Stringent rulers are unlikely to act capriciously.

The Mayor claimed that the action was reasonable, but in reality the action was arbitrary and capricious in nature.

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Subject to caprices; tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason; erratic; flighty.
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Origin of capricious