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Synonyms for capricious
kəˈprɪʃ əs, -ˈpri ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capricious, freakish(adj)

    changeable

    "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"

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

    Antonyms:
    unarbitrary, predictable, nonarbitrary

  2. capricious, impulsive, whimsical(adj)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    predictable, unarbitrary, nonarbitrary

Wiktionary

  1. capricious(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    arbitrary, whimsical

    Antonyms:
    rigorous, conscientious

  2. capricious(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    whimsical, arbitrary

    Antonyms:
    conscientious, rigorous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. capricious

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. capricious

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

    Antonyms:
    firm, unchanging, inflexible, decided, unswerving, constant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. capricious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. capricious(a)

    Synonyms:
    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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#50824unfaithful
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#83297untrustworthy
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#100787skittish
#119226fitful
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#185350crotchety
#188637unprompted
#283110hotheaded

How to use capricious in a sentence?

  1. Helen Prejean:

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

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It is deeply regrettable that the U.S. has been capricious, escalated the tensions, and provoked a trade war, the U.S. is accustomed to holding 'big sticks' for negotiations, but this approach does not apply to China.

  4. 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.

  5. Lu Kang:

    Negotiations and consultations, to have meaning, must be sincere, first, there must be mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit. Second, one's word must be kept, and not be capricious.


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