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Synonyms for capricious
kəˈprɪʃ əs, -ˈpri ʃəscapri·cious

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  1. capriciousadjective

    arbitrary, whimsical

    rigorous, conscientious

  2. capriciousadjective

    Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim

    whimsical, arbitrary

    conscientious, rigorous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. capricious

    faithless, false, fickle, unfaithful, untrue, untrustworthy, wavering

    devoted, faithful, firm, incorruptible, loyal, stanch, sure, true, trustworthy, trusty, unwavering

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. capricious

    wayward, uncertain, fanciful, freakish, fitful, fickle, changeful, whimsical, humorsome, inconstant, crotchety

    firm, unchanging, inflexible, decided, unswerving, constant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capricious, freakishadjective


    "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"

    flakey, eccentric, whimsical, gonzo, outlandish, freakish, outre, off-the-wall, impulsive, bizarre, freaky, flaky

    unarbitrary, predictable, nonarbitrary

  2. capricious, impulsive, whimsicaladjective

    determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

    "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"

    brainish, tearaway(a), whimsical, impetuous, unprompted, freakish, driving, impulsive, madcap, hotheaded

    predictable, unarbitrary, nonarbitrary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. capriciousadjective

    whimsical, fanciful, fantastical, crotchety, humorsome, wayward, odd, queer, fitful, freakish, very changeable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. capriciousadjective

    fanciful, whimsical, vagarious, inconstant, fickle, crotchety, volatile

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "capricious":

    temperamental, arbitrary, skittish, whimsical, wayward, fanciful, spoilt

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How to use capricious in a sentence?

  1. The GAP:

    The Government Accountability Project is deeply concerned about the mistreatment of Matthew Lee for two reasons. First, Matthew Lee for two reasons has covered U.N. whistleblower cases accurately and in detail, and we regard the mistreatment of Matthew Lee for two reasons as retaliatory, secondly, Matthew Lee for two reasons exclusion from the UN premises because of capricious, unannounced and unknown decisions of senior managers bodes ill for the treatment of journalists in U.N. Member States.

  2. William O. Douglas:

    Any test that turns on what is offensive to the communitys standards is too loose, too capricious, too destructive of freedom of expression to be squared with the First Amendment. Under that test, juries can censor, suppress, and punish what they dont like, provided the matter relates to sexual impurity or has a tendency to excite lustful thoughts. This is community censorship in one of its worst forms. It creates a regime where in the battle between the literati and the Philistines, the Philistines are certain to win.

  3. Helen Prejean:

    It is random, arbitrary and capricious and disproportionately meted out to minorities and poor people, race plays such a huge role.

  4. John Adams:

    [D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The subconscious mind is capricious and therefore paradoxical, it does not listen to the wisdom of the universe.

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