English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'capricious'

(adjective) 
Definition
having a tendency to sudden unpredictable changes of attitude or behaviour
capricious mood swings
Synonyms
unpredictable
Britain's notoriously unpredictable weather
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variable
Weather conditions are variable and change from day to day.
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unstable
He was emotionally unstable.
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inconsistent
You are inconsistent and unpredictable.
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erratic
the erratic nature of our recent weather
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quirky
We've developed a reputation for being quite quirky and original.
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fickle
They are fickle, faithless and lewd.
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mercurial
his mercurial temperament
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freakish
a freakish, extraordinary incident
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fitful
He drifted off into a fitful sleep.
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changeful
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of erratic
Definition
irregular or unpredictable
the erratic nature of our recent weather
in the sense of fickle
Definition
changeable in purpose, affections, etc.
They are fickle, faithless and lewd.
in the sense of fitful
Definition
occurring in irregular spells
He drifted off into a fitful sleep.

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