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All is still on a colossal scale, but playful, capricious, phantasmagoric.

How noisy and romping the brook was; how capricious, how playful, how furtive!

Art is not dignified by being called whimsical--or capricious.

Your duty to your capricious brother, not to your father, you mean, Madam.

The rouge-et-noir player imagines that chance is not capricious.

So many women are capricious, breaking into odd flaws of passion or frivolity.

Of such a quality is the love of princes—vain, capricious, and wilful.

I bore his horrible humors, his mad, irritating, capricious temper.

The vine is a capricious grower and is particular as to soil and climate.

"It is a capricious kind of thing, after all, is your Irish fidelity," said Polly.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from French capricieux "whimsical" (16c.), from Italian capriccioso, from capriccio (see caprice). Related: Capriciously; capriciousness.

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