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Dictionary entry overview: What does capricious mean?
• CAPRICIOUS (adjective)
The adjective CAPRICIOUS has 2 senses:
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
|Sense 1||capricious [BACK TO TOP]|
a capricious summer breeze / freakish weather
unpredictable (not capable of being foretold)
|Sense 2||capricious [BACK TO TOP]|
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
arbitrary (based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice)
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