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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Definitions for vagarious

  1. characterized by vagaries; erratic; capricious: a vagarious foreign policy.
  2. roving; wandering: vagarious artists.

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Citations for vagarious
For Americans to have talked of launching ten million tons of shipping in one year would have seemed vagarious. Paul P. Harris, "Convention Message from Rotary's Founder," The Rotarian, August 1918
Psychological experiments, more than anything else, have taught us how fallible is our reason, how vagarious are our processes, how tricky are our brains. Edward H. Smith, "Chemistry Furnishes Clues to Detectives," New York Times, December 19, 1926
Origin of vagarious
1790-1800
Vagarious comes from vagary, which traces to the Latin verb vagárī meaning "to wander." It entered English in the late 1700s.