capriciousness :

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  • n  the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses
  • n  the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

  • An animator by day, Annable apparently spends his nights drawing comedic, metaphorical stories about capriciousness, cruelty and absurdity.
  • 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.
  • The current crisis was fueled by a single act of what the AKP's opponents consider to be political capriciousness.

  • John McCain in Washington Post
    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.
  • Julian Knight in Independent Online
    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...
  • Brian Jenkins in Seattle Times
    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."

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