Synonyms for arbitrary

Synonyms for (adjective) arbitrary

Synonyms: arbitrary

Definition: based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice

Usage: an arbitrary decision; the arbitrary rule of a dictator; an arbitrary penalty; of arbitrary size and shape; an arbitrary choice; arbitrary division of the group into halves

Similar words: absolute

Definition: not limited by law

Usage: an absolute monarch


Similar words: capricious, impulsive, whimsical

Definition: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

Usage: a capricious refusal; authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious; the victim of whimsical persecutions


Similar words: discretional, discretionary

Definition: having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment

Usage: The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds