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  • 1 capricious — ca·pri·cious /kə pri shəs, prē / adj 1: governed or characterized by impulse or whim: as a: lacking a rational basis b: likely to change suddenly 2: not supported by the weight of evidence or established rules of law often used in the phrase… …

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  • 2 Fanciful — Fan ci*ful, a. 1. Full of fancy; guided by fancy, rather than by reason and experience; whimsical; as, a fanciful man forms visionary projects. [1913 Webster] 2. Conceived in the fancy; not consistent with facts or reason; abounding in ideal… …

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  • 3 Capricious — Ca*pri cious (k[.a]*pr[i^]sh [u^]s), a. [Cf. F. capricieux, It. capriccioso.] Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable. Capricious poet. Shak. Capricious humor. Hugh Miller. [1913 Webster] A… …

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  • 4 fanciful — index arbitrary, arbitrary and capricious, capricious, delusive, fictitious, ill founded, illusory, insubstantial …

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  • 5 capricious — [adj] given to sudden behavior change any way the wind blows*, arbitrary, blowing hot and cold*, careless, changeful, contrary, crotchety, effervescent, erratic, every which way*, fanciful, fickle, fitful, flaky*, flighty, freakish, gaga*, helter …

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  • 6 fanciful — [adj] imaginary, romantic absurd, aerial, bizarre, blue sky*, capricious, castles in the air*, chimerical, curious, dreamlike, extravagant, fabulous, fairy tale, fancied, fantastic, fantastical, fictional, fictitious, fictive, flaky*, floating,… …

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  • 7 fanciful — fancifully, adv. fancifulness, n. /fan si feuhl/, adj. 1. characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in appearance: a fanciful design of butterflies and flowers. 2. suggested by fancy; imaginary; unreal: fanciful lands of romance …

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  • 8 fanciful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. whimsical, capricious, fantastic, quaint, bizarre; quixotic, imaginary. See unconformity, imagination. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Characterized by use of the fancy] Syn. fantastical, whimsical,… …

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  • 9 capricious — capriciously, adv. capriciousness, n. /keuh prish euhs, pree sheuhs/, adj. 1. subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; erratic: He s such a capricious boss I never know how he ll react. 2. Obs. fanciful or witty. [1585 95; < It… …

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  • 10 capricious — adjective the capricious workings of fate Syn: fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, mercurial, volatile, unpredictable, temperamental; whimsical, fanciful, flighty, quirky, faddish Ant: consistent …

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  • 11 capricious — Synonyms and related words: adrift, afloat, agnostic, aimless, alternating, ambiguous, ambitendent, ambivalent, amorphous, arbitrary, at loose ends, brittle, broken, careening, careless, casual, catchy, chancy, changeable, changeful, changing,… …

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  • 12 fanciful — Synonyms and related words: Gothic, absurd, air built, airy, antic, apocryphal, arbitrary, baroque, bizarre, brain born, capricious, changeable, chimerical, cloud built, conceptual, cranky, crotchety, curious, dream built, dreamlike, ethereal,… …

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  • 13 capricious — a. Whimsical, fanciful, fantastical, crotchety, humorsome, wayward, odd, queer, fitful, freakish, changeable, uncertain, fickle, variable …

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  • 14 fanciful — a. 1. Visionary, imaginative, whimsical, capricious. 2. Chimerical, imaginary, ideal, fantastical, wild …

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  • 15 capricious — adj whimsical, fanciful, impulsive, moody, crotchety; fickle, skittish, inconstant, moon ish, changeable, changeful, variable, faddish; flighty, mercurial, volatile, undependable, unsteady, unstable; fitful, erratic, irregular, spasmodic, uneven; …

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  • 16 fanciful — adj 1. capricious, whimsical, frivolous, extravagant, flighty, irresponsible, unstable; unpredictable, erratic, irregular, eccentric, odd; strange, bizarre, queer, outlandish, freakish, freaky; ridiculous, fantastic, crazy. 2. imaginative,… …

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  • 17 capricious — ca•pri•cious [[t]kəˈprɪʃ əs, ˈpri ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; erratic; mercurial 2) Obs. fanciful or witty • Etymology: 1585–95; < It capriccioso; see capriccio, ous ca•pri′cious•ly, adv.… …

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  • 18 capricious — /kəˈprɪʃəs/ (say kuh prishuhs), / ˈpriʃəs/ (say preeshuhs) adjective 1. subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim. 2. Obsolete fanciful or witty. {Italian capriccioso} –capriciously, adverb –capriciousness, noun …

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  • 19 fanciful — adj. 1 existing only in the imagination or fancy. 2 indulging in fancies; whimsical, capricious. 3 fantastically designed, ornamented, etc.; odd looking. Derivatives: fancifully adv. fancifulness n …

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  • 20 arbitrary and capricious — adjective absolute, authoritative, baseless, dictatorial, dogmatic, fanciful, groundless, impetuous, motiveless, purposeless, restrictive, unduly, whimsical, willful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 arbitrary and capricious …

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