Word of the Week: Capricious

This week’s word is not one of my favourites.  Correction, I like to haul this word out like a good nerd.  But its never fun to be associated with someone who is:

Capricious |kəˈpriSHəs, -ˈprē-|  (adjective)

Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior: a capricious and often brutal administration | a capricious climate.  In other words, you never know what they’re gonna do. 

ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from French capricieux, from Italian (see capriccioso).

Definition credit goes to the New Oxford American Dictionary (aka the Dictionary on my Macbook).  


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