capriciousness capriciousness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses
  2. (n) the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

Usage(s):

  1. An animator by day, Annable apparently spends his nights drawing comedic, metaphorical stories about capriciousness, cruelty and absurdity.
  2. The capriciousness of love, the sadness of losing loved ones and the desire for their return become the clear themes investigated by the little mouse.
  3. The current crisis was fueled by a single act of what the AKP's opponents consider to be political capriciousness.

News

  • Karma, history are with Colts

    The capriciousness of it all, that's the fuel now. And how's that for irony.
    on January 4, 2014     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Quotes

  1. It "needlessly and, in my view, improperly injects into what should be a full and open competition an element of arbitrariness and capriciousness," McCain said.
    on Sep 18, 2006 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's interference, it's capriciousness, quite frankly," Knight said. "What is his interest in the matter? Or is it because of the fact that Nofemela was attached to Vlakplaas? Our application for parole comes at a time of the election and...
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Julian Knight Source: Independent Online

  3. "I thought about ...... being sent off to a dungeon," Jenkins says. "It doesn't matter if you sometimes get the right people. That sort of capriciousness is completely incompatible with what I think we are as a nation."
    on Feb 2, 2008 By: Brian Jenkins Source: Seattle Times

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