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CAPRICIOUSNESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does capriciousness mean? 

CAPRICIOUSNESS (noun)
  The noun CAPRICIOUSNESS has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses
2. the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

  Familiarity information: CAPRICIOUSNESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAPRICIOUSNESS (noun)


Sense 1capriciousness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

capriciousness; unpredictability

Hypernyms ("capriciousness" is a kind of...):

changefulness; inconstancy (the quality of being changeable and variable)


Sense 2capriciousness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

arbitrariness; flightiness; whimsicality; capriciousness; whimsey; whimsy

Context example:

I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory

Hypernyms ("capriciousness" is a kind of...):

irresponsibility; irresponsibleness (a form of untrustworthiness; the trait of lacking a sense of responsibility and not feeling accountable for your actions)


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