- capric acid,
Origin of capricious
Examples from the Web for capriciously
And largely unknown groups must never be capriciously favored, however much they might look like the enemy's enemy.
She appeared to him to be pining "capriciously" when she became thin and neurotic.Married Love|Marie Carmichael Stopes
The day cold—a warm shelter in the hollies, capriciously bearing berries.Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. I (of 2)|Dorothy Wordsworth
He may select groups and name these capriciously, or name them to suit certain extrinsic purposes of his.The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
Barbara trifled with the chessmen, moving them capriciously here and there.Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2)|Margaret Veley
The mountain range is capriciously broken at points, especially near Bejucal.
1590s, from French capricieux "whimsical" (16c.), from Italian capriccioso, from capriccio (see caprice). Related: Capriciously; capriciousness.