capricious
[ kuh-prish-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Italian from French capricieux, from Italian
Synonyms
  • arbitrary
  • careless
  • erratic
  • fickle
  • flighty
  • impulsive
Antonyms
  • cautious
  • constant
  • predictable
  • reasonable
  • reliable
  • sensible
  • stable
  • steady
Definition
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
Example
The toddler was very capricious when it came to eating dinner—his parents never knew how he was going to act.
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