Synonyms for capricious

Synonyms for (adj) capricious

Synonyms: 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: 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

Synonyms: capricious, freakish

Definition: changeable

Usage: a capricious summer breeze; freakish weather

Similar words: unpredictable

Definition: not capable of being foretold

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