Definition of Capriciousness

1. Noun. The quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses.

Exact synonyms: Unpredictability
Generic synonyms: Changefulness, Inconstancy
Derivative terms: Capricious



2. Noun. The trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment. "I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory"

Definition of Capriciousness

1. Noun. The quality of being capricious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capriciousness

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Literary usage of Capriciousness

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1. On asthma: its pathology and treatment by Henry Hyde Salter (1868)
"capriciousness. —Caprice of the disease in general; caprice of individual cases. ... capriciousness; 6. Physiognomy; 7. Time of life of first access; 8. ..."

2. The Origin and Development of Religious Belief by Sabine Baring-Gould (1878)
"... God—The second stage is the belief in the capriciousness of the gods—The third stage is dualism —The fourth stage is Satanism—The fifth stage the denial ..."

3. Guesses at Truth by Julius Charles Hare, Augustus William Hare (1847)
"... the most extraordinary books in a language the commonest; at least till they have been made so by fashion, which, to say nothing of its capriciousness, ..."

4. Personal Sketches of His Own Times by Jonah Barrington (1869)
"I have known men ready to fight anything by daylight, run like hares in the nighttime from the very same object. The capriciousness of courage is, indeed, ..."

5. Lectures on the Coinage of the Greeks and Romans: Delivered in the by Edward Cardwell (1832)
"... DIFFICULTIES of the subject—capriciousness of the evidence derived from coins—Illustrated from Corinth, Elis, and Olynthus, on the one side; ..."

6. The Rural Wreath: Or, Life Among the Flowers by Laura Greenwood (1855)
"LANGUAGE — capriciousness. I CANNOT love him : Yet I suppose him virtuous, know him noble ; Of great estate, of fresh and stainless youth; In voi«es well ..."

7. Thirty Years of Shikar by Sir Edward Braddon (1895)
"... MIGRATION OF SNIPE — capriciousness OF SNIPE — ENCOUNTER WITH A PANTHER—BOAR ANT) BEATER. ANY were the songs sung by pig-stickers of Bengal in honour of ..."

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