capricious

[ kuh-prish-uhs, -pree-shuhs ]
/ kəˈprɪʃ əs, -ˈpri ʃəs /

adjective

subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic: He's such a capricious boss I never know how he'll react.
Obsolete. fanciful or witty.

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Origin of capricious

1585–95; < Italian capriccioso capriccioso

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British Dictionary definitions for capriciousness

capricious
/ (kəˈprɪʃəs) /

adjective

characterized by or liable to sudden unpredictable changes in attitude or behaviour; impulsive; fickle

Derived forms of capricious

capriciously, adverbcapriciousness, noun
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