subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic:
He’s such a capricious boss I never know how he’ll react.
Obsolete. fanciful or witty.
Contemporary Examples

Enough Already: Syria Wasn’t a False-Flag Operation Jamelle Bouie September 9, 2013

Historical Examples

A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867 Various
The Spirit of the Ghetto Hutchins Hapgood
The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex Charles Darwin
Clever Hans Oskar Pfungst
Phaedrus Plato
Gordon Keith Thomas Nelson Page
The Kadambari of Bana Bana

characterized by or liable to sudden unpredictable changes in attitude or behaviour; impulsive; fickle


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