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caprice

noun

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 of caprice bee, whim, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Words Related to caprice 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 of caprice whimsicality, capriciousness, freakishness, impulsiveness, whimsicalnessWords Related to caprice mercurialness, moodiness, unpredictability, willfulness; eccentricity, flakiness; arbitrariness, fickleness, inconstancy, irregularity, volatileness, volatility; changeability, flexibility, mutability, variability, variablenessNear Antonyms of caprice levelheadedness, practicality, reasonability, reasonableness; fastness, firmness, fixedness, immovability, immovableness, immutability, inflexibility, invariability; changelessness, constancy, stability, steadfastness, steadiness

Synonym Discussion of caprice

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 whim
vagary stresses the erratic, irresponsible character of the notion or desire.
    • he had been prone to strange vagaries
crotchet implies an eccentric opinion or preference.
    • a serious scientist equally known for his bizarre crotchets


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