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Synonyms for capricious
kəˈprɪʃ əs, -ˈpri ʃəscapri·cious

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. capriciousadjective

    arbitrary, whimsical

    rigorous, conscientious

  2. capriciousadjective

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

    whimsical, arbitrary

    conscientious, rigorous

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms2.3 / 4 votes

  1. capricious

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

    firm, unchanging, inflexible, decided, unswerving, constant

Princeton's WordNet4.5 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. capriciousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. capriciousadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database3.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "capricious":

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

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  1. 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.

  2. Sergio Rodriguez:

    The lava on its path to the sea has been a bit capricious and has diverted from its course.

  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. 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. 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.

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