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English noun: capriciousness

1. capriciousness (attribute) the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses


Broader (hypernym)changefulness, inconstancy

2. capriciousness (attribute) the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

SamplesI despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory.

Synonymsarbitrariness, flightiness, whimsey, whimsicality, whimsy

Broader (hypernym)irresponsibility, irresponsibleness

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