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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcapriciousca‧pri‧cious /kəˈprɪʃəs/ adjective  1 WANTlikely to change your mind suddenly or behave in an unexpected way She was as capricious as her mother had been.2 CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENT literary changing quickly and suddenly a capricious windcapriciously adverb
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capriciousRegulation can vary from laissez-faire to the oppressive and capricious.A capricious and malevolent spirit, thing of shadows.Employees need legal protection against capricious and unfair actions by their employers.His love was capricious, brazenly conditional and in permanently short supply.Closer analysis shows that the motif does not appear as a random or capricious feature but follows a pattern.Eva Peron was vain, she was capricious, she was horribly insecure.His feet turned capricious, slipping off at odd angles.the capricious tastes of childrenFor instance, if environmental changes are capricious, the animal's migration viewed in isolation will also be capricious.
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