- capric acid,
Origin of capricious
Examples from the Web for capriciousness
More than anything, they reflect our uneasiness with the modern world, its complexity, and often its capriciousness.Enough Already: Syria Wasn’t a False-Flag Operation|Jamelle Bouie|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These gave the horse the reputation of capriciousness and unreliability.Clever Hans|Oskar Pfungst
When we look at the reputation of this Miller, we must needs be deeply impressed with the capriciousness of the character of Fame.
He persisted in imposing on her his ideas, his artistic passions, even his fantasy, and his capriciousness.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
1590s, from French capricieux "whimsical" (16c.), from Italian capriccioso, from capriccio (see caprice). Related: Capriciously; capriciousness.