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vagarious

[vuh-gair-ee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. characterized by vagaries; erratic; capricious: a vagarious foreign policy.
  2. roving; wandering: vagarious artists.
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Origin of vagarious

First recorded in 1790–1800; vagary + -ous
Related formsva·gar·i·ous·ly, adverb
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Related Words

whimsicalwaywardquirkyunreasonablehelter-skelterunpredictablefickleunstablecarelessarbitraryflightyvolatileimpulsiveerratictemperamentalunusualuncertainirregularmercurialabnormal

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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Wirgman's mind was somewhat attuned to psychology; but he was cracky and vagarious.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

    Augustus De Morgan

  • Before coming to the library Nemos says that he led a "vagarious life" in Nevada.


British Dictionary definitions for vagarious

vagarious

adjective
  1. rare characterized or caused by vagaries; irregular or erratic
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Derived Formsvagariously, adverb
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