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 Dictionary entry overview: What does capricious mean? 

CAPRICIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective CAPRICIOUS has 2 senses:

1. changeable
2. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

  Familiarity information: CAPRICIOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CAPRICIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1capricious [BACK TO TOP]




capricious; freakish

Context examples:

a capricious summer breeze / freakish weather


unpredictable (not capable of being foretold)

Sense 2capricious [BACK TO TOP]


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


whimsical; capricious; impulsive

Context examples:

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


arbitrary (based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice)

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