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caprice

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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.
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bee in one's bonnet

2 an inclination to sudden illogical changes of mind, ideas, or actions
  • His knack for picking winning lottery numbers owes more to caprice than to a canny assessment of odds.
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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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