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Synonyms and Antonyms of caprice

  1. 1 a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action <an out-of-character caprice led him to take the day off from work and go to the beach> Synonyms bee, whim, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Related Words capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration

  2. 2 an inclination to sudden illogical changes of mind, ideas, or actions <his knack for picking racetrack winners appears to owe as much to caprice as it does to a canny assessment of horseflesh> Synonyms whimsicality, capriciousness, freakishness, impulsiveness, whimsicalnessRelated Words mercurialness, moodiness, unpredictability, willfulness; eccentricity, flakiness; arbitrariness, fickleness, inconstancy, irregularity, volatileness, volatility; changeability, flexibility, mutability, variability, variablenessNear Antonyms levelheadedness, practicality, reasonability, reasonableness; fastness, firmness, fixedness, immovability, immovableness, immutability, inflexibility, invariability; changelessness, constancy, stability, steadfastness, steadiness

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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