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a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one’s mind or the weather.
a tendency to change one’s mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality; capriciousness:
With the caprice of a despotic king, he alternated between kindness and cruelty.
Music. capriccio (def 1).
Historical Examples

Norine’s Revenge; Sir Noel’s Heir May Agnes Fleming
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
Ocean to Ocean on Horseback Willard Glazier
Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
Calamities and Quarrels of Authors Isaac Disraeli
Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
Literature and Life William Dean Howells
Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever

a sudden or unpredictable change of attitude, behaviour, etc; whim
a tendency to such changes
another word for capriccio


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