- capric acid,
Origin of capricious
Examples from the Web for capricious
The list is as capricious—its bounds known only to its mysterious conceivers—as it is precise.Are These Really the Best Dressed People in the World?|Tim Teeman|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He plays Wallace, a twentysomething medical school dropout who falls for Chantry (Zoe Kazan), a capricious animator/artist.Daniel Radcliffe on Sex, ‘Harry Potter,’ and Complicated Relationships|Marlow Stern|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We remain constantly curious about what great designers will turn out from their capricious artistic alchemy.
Beholden to a base that, like a capricious autocrat, will turn against them at the slightest provocation.
In the morning grave, dignified and sweet, at noon laughing, capricious, at evening whatever one least expected.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it was not, be it remembered, the work of a capricious and cruel despot; it was the tyranny of a solemn legislative assembly.A Book of the Play|Dutton Cook
The Mediterranean is like a capricious woman; the North Sea is like a violent and capricious man.A Dream of the North Sea|James Runciman
The old Fleming found, no doubt, both pleasure and profit in lending himself to the capricious pleasures of his royal client.Maitre Cornelius|Honore de Balzac
But England was then inclined to take its religion from the nod of a capricious tyrant.
You can not deny that she is heartless and capricious; you admitted as much the other day.Sybil Chase|Ann S. Stephens
1590s, from French capricieux "whimsical" (16c.), from Italian capriccioso, from capriccio (see caprice). Related: Capriciously; capriciousness.