|part of speech:
||tending to act on impulse; subject to whim or caprice; erratic and unpredictable.
The young prince was spoiled and capricious and could not be relied upon to carry out his duties.The gods of the ancients could be capricious, and their favor could be gained in one moment and lost the next.The winds are capricious, so don't take the boat too far out from shore.
- arbitrary, erratic, fanciful, fickle, unpredictable, wayward, whimsical
- consistent, steadfast
- similar words:
- changeable, crotchety, flighty, impulsive, mercurial, moody, skittish, temperamental, unstable, unsteady, variable
||erratic, giddy, impetuous, irregular, temperamental, volatile
||capriciously (adv.), capriciousness (n.)