caprice, whim, vagary, crotchet mean an irrational or unpredictable idea or desire. caprice stresses lack of apparent motivation and suggests willfulness.
by sheer caprice she quit her job whim implies a fantastic, capricious turn of mind or inclination.
an odd antique that was bought on a whimvagary stresses the erratic, irresponsible character of the notion or desire.
he had been prone to strange vagariescrotchet implies an eccentric opinion or preference.
a serious scientist equally known for his bizarre crotchets
Examples of crotchet in a Sentence
her one crotchet is a fondness for eating cookies while soaking in the tub
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