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synonyms for capricious

  • arbitrary
  • careless
  • erratic
  • fickle
  • flighty
  • helter-skelter
  • impulsive
  • quirky
  • temperamental
  • unpredictable
  • unreasonable
  • unstable
  • volatile
  • wayward
  • whimsical
  • any way the wind blows
  • blowing hot and cold
  • changeful
  • contrary
  • crotchety
  • effervescent
  • every which way
  • fanciful
  • fitful
  • flaky
  • freakish
  • gaga
  • humorsome
  • inconstant
  • kinky
  • lubricious
  • mercurial
  • moody
  • mutable
  • notional
  • odd
  • picky
  • punchy
  • queer
  • ticklish
  • up and down
  • vagarious
  • variable
  • yo-yo
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antonyms for capricious

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  • cautious
  • constant
  • predictable
  • reasonable
  • reliable
  • sensible
  • stable
  • steady
  • thoughtful
  • unchanging
  • dependable
  • staid
  • steadfast
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How to use capricious in a sentence

Since 1971, the capricious and excessive use of solitary confinement has only intensified in America’s prisons.
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As the action accelerates, Marsac — at times a bit slow on the uptake — keeps wondering about the capricious, headstrong and infuriating Mademoiselle de la Vire.
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He maintained that the first allegiance of a Catholic was to the example of Christ, not to the church’s hierarchy and what he considered its capricious and outmoded rules.
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The nose more particularly appears and disappears in a capricious way in the drawings of the same child.
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But this sudden blow was a reminder that fate had been capricious to spoiled darlings before.
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Mariamne had grown more fantastic, and capricious, and wayward than ever.
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There was also a moral reaction, and the boy became capricious, irritable, and unlike his former self.
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No, give me deserts or precipices,—anything fixed and solid is better than this capricious, ever-changing sea.
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But the Ocean is a capricious old fellow, who takes all shapes and sings in many voices.
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The merchant would no longer expose his cargoes to the mountainous billows and capricious gales of the Antarctic seas.
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WORDS RELATED TO CAPRICIOUS

  • capricious
  • inconstant
  • mercurial
  • oscillating
  • spasmodic
  • two-faced
  • undulating
  • vacillating
  • vibrating
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.