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Meaning & Definition of Capricious in English

English

Capricious

/kəprɪʃəs/

adjective

1. Changeable

  • "A capricious summer breeze"
  • "Freakish weather"
    synonym:
  • capricious
  • ,
  • freakish

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • capricious
  • ,
  • impulsive
  • ,
  • whimsical

Examples of using

The sky was so starry, so bright that, looking at it, one could not help asking oneself whether ill-humoured and capricious people could live under such a sky.