WOW – Word of the Week Capricious

” In 1914, we often had to pacify and placate the irrational demands of a cruel and capricious dictator.”wordaweekspray

Capricious weather patterns often cause difficulties for meteorologists.”

 capricious:  adjective:

given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.

“a capricious and often brutal administration”

 changing according to no discernible rules; unpredictable.

  • “a capricious climate”

 Synonyms:  fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile, erratic, vacillating, irregular, inconsistent, fitful, arbitrary

impulsive, temperamental, wild, ungovernable;

whimsical, fanciful, flighty, wayward, quirky, faddish, freakish;

unpredictable, random, chance, haphazard

“the capricious workings of fate”

Antonyms:  stable, consistent

 

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Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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13 Responses to WOW – Word of the Week Capricious

  1. Not only excellent, but TIMELY !!!

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  2. Leya says:

    Capricious shot!

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  3. yprior1 says:

    I like the big splash – and enjoyed learning more about this word – hm

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  4. milliethom says:

    I certainly agree that capricious weather conditions in Britain often cause difficulties for meteorologists. An extremely appropriate phrase where I live.
    Great word, Amanda. 🙂

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