Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: capricious
IPA transcription: [kəpɹ'ɪʃəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: capricious, impulsive, whimsical
    Meaning: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"
  • Synonyms: capricious, freakish
    Meaning: changeable; "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"
Usage examples
  • He had become capricious and fault-finding in conversation.
  • Blind and capricious impulses hurry us on heedlessly from one thing to another.
  • The opposites, once more, to thoughtful action are routine and capricious behavior.
  • In truth, it might, I hoped, die in the dawning, for my lady was as capricious as a May day; but it was love--love as plain as the sun at rising.
  • Poor Lizzie Greystock!--as men double her own age, and who had known her as a forward, capricious, spoilt child in her father's lifetime, would still call her.
  • These are not capricious mouthfuls, serving to beguile the boredom of the watch for a brief while; they are substantial repasts, which require several sittings.
  • A lady to whom a gentleman pays his addresses, is sole mistress of his time and money; and, should he refuse her any request, whether reasonable or capricious, it would reflect eternal dishonor upon him among the men, and make him the detestation of all the women.
  • I took the trouble this morning to call on the pretended count--if he were a real count he wouldn't be so rich. But, would you believe it, 'He was not receiving.' So the master of Monte Cristo gives himself airs befitting a great millionaire or a capricious beauty.
  • By the dim light of an accidental lamp, tall, antique, worm-eaten, wooden tenements were seen tottering to their fall, in directions so many and capricious that scarce the semblance of a passage was discernible between them. The paving-stones lay at random, displaced from their beds by the rankly-growing grass.