Ca*pri"cious (?), a. [Cf. F. capricleux, It. capriccioso.]

Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable.

"Capricious poet." Shak. "Capricious humor." Hugh Miller.

A capricious partiality to the Romish practices. Hallam.

Syn. -- Freakish; whimsical; fanciful; fickle; crotchety; fitful; wayward; changeable; unsteady; uncertain; inconstant; arbitrary.

-- Ca*pri"cious*ly, adv. -- Ca*pri"cious*ness, n.


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