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vagary

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of vagary

  1. a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action the vagaries of a rather eccentric, elderly lady Synonyms of vagary bee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, whim, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)Words Related to vagary capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration

Synonym Discussion of vagary

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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