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capricious

adjective uk   us   /kəˈprɪʃ.əs/ literary
changing mood or behaviour suddenly and unexpectedly: a capricious child He was a cruel and capricious tyrant.
capriciously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
capriciousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “capricious”
in Chinese (Traditional) 反覆無常的…
in Russian капризный, непостоянный…
in Turkish kaprisli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反复无常的…
in Polish kapryśny…
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