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  • capricious — ca·pri·cious /kə pri shəs, prē / adj 1: governed or characterized by impulse or whim: as a: lacking a rational basis b: likely to change suddenly 2: not supported by the weight of evidence or established rules of law often used in the phrase… …   Law dictionary

  • Capricious — Ca*pri cious (k[.a]*pr[i^]sh [u^]s), a. [Cf. F. capricieux, It. capriccioso.] Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable. Capricious poet. Shak. Capricious humor. Hugh Miller. [1913 Webster] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capriciously — Capricious Ca*pri cious (k[.a]*pr[i^]sh [u^]s), a. [Cf. F. capricieux, It. capriccioso.] Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable. Capricious poet. Shak. Capricious humor. Hugh Miller. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capriciousness — Capricious Ca*pri cious (k[.a]*pr[i^]sh [u^]s), a. [Cf. F. capricieux, It. capriccioso.] Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable. Capricious poet. Shak. Capricious humor. Hugh Miller. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Freakish — Freak ish, a. Apt to change the mind suddenly; whimsical; capricious. [1913 Webster] It may be a question whether the wife or the woman was the more freakish of the two. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] Freakish when well, and fretful when she s sick.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Freakishly — Freakish Freak ish, a. Apt to change the mind suddenly; whimsical; capricious. [1913 Webster] It may be a question whether the wife or the woman was the more freakish of the two. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] Freakish when well, and fretful when she …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Freakishness — Freakish Freak ish, a. Apt to change the mind suddenly; whimsical; capricious. [1913 Webster] It may be a question whether the wife or the woman was the more freakish of the two. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] Freakish when well, and fretful when she …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freakful — freakˈish, freakˈful or freakˈy adjective 1. Apt to change the mind suddenly 2. Very unusual, odd • • • Main Entry: ↑freak …   Useful english dictionary

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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