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A kind of winch or capstan powered by a horse or steam, formerly used in mines to raise ore or water
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  1. A kind of winch or capstan powered by a horse or steam, formerly used in mines to raise ore or water
  2. A sudden fancy; idle and passing notion; capricious idea or desire
  3. Arbitrary thought or impulse:
An odd, eccentric, or unexpected action or bit of conduct
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  1. An odd, eccentric, or unexpected action or bit of conduct
  2. An extravagant or erratic notion or action:
  3. An unpredictable development or change of circumstances:
Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.
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  1. Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.
  2. A desire; inclination; whim
  3. A mental image; general idea
The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
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  1. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
  2. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
  3. (Rare) Critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
The change of momentum of a body or physical system over a time interval in classical mechanics, equal to the force applied times the length of the time interval over which it is applied.
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  1. The change of momentum of a body or physical system over a time interval in classical mechanics, equal to the force applied times the length of the time interval over which it is applied.
  2. A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
  3. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
(Math.) The ratio of the distances from any point of a conic section to the focus and to the directrix: the value of this ratio determines the type of conic section (zero = circle, between zero and one = ellipse, one = parabola, more than one = hyperbola)
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  1. (Math.) The ratio of the distances from any point of a conic section to the focus and to the directrix: the value of this ratio determines the type of conic section (zero = circle, between zero and one = ellipse, one = parabola, more than one = hyperbola)
  2. A measure of the deviation of an elliptical path, especially an orbit, from a perfect circle. It is equal to the ratio of the distance between the foci of the ellipse to the length of the major axis of the ellipse (the distance between the two points farthest apart on the ellipse). Eccentricity ranges from zero (for a perfect circle) to values approaching 1 (highly elongated ellipses).
  3. An example or instance of eccentric behavior.
(Music) A small hook or hooklike structure.
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  1. (Music) A small hook or hooklike structure.
  2. A peculiar whim or stubborn notion
  3. An odd, whimsical, or stubborn notion.
An unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary:
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  1. An unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary:
  2. (Now Rare) A clever turn of speech; sally; quip
  3. A sudden twist, turn, or stroke
An abnormally formed organism, especially one regarded as a curiosity.
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  1. An abnormally formed organism, especially one regarded as a curiosity.
  2. A thing or occurrence that is markedly unusual or irregular:
  3. A sudden fancy; odd notion; whim
Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor:
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  1. Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor:
  2. Something odd or whimsical, as an art object, piece of writing, etc.
  3. A quaint and fanciful idea. A whim. Playfully odd behaviour.
US spelling of humour.
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  1. US spelling of humour.
  2. That which is intended to induce laughter or amusement:
  3. Vitreous humor.
A wormlike insect larva, as the legless larva of the housefly: often found in decaying matter
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  1. A wormlike insect larva, as the legless larva of the housefly: often found in decaying matter
  2. (Archaic) An odd notion; whim
  3. (Archaic) An extravagant notion; a whim.
(Rare) Low spirits; the blues
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  1. (Rare) Low spirits; the blues
  2. Depression or unhappiness:
  3. A caprice or fancy.
The quality of being capricious.
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The quality of being fanciful
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(Countable) something whimsical; a caprice.
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  1. (Countable) something whimsical; a caprice.
  2. A whimsical speech, notion, or action; caprice
  3. A whimsical idea or its expression; a caprice.
The quality of being flighty.
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The quality of being fickle.
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  1. The condition of being changeable
  2. The condition of being able to suffer some changes
(Soccer) someone connected with Barnet Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
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  1. (Soccer) someone connected with Barnet Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  2. Any of a large superfamily (Apoidea) of broad-bodied, four-winged, hairy hymenopteran insects that gather pollen and nectar, have biting as well as sucking mouthparts, and often live in organized colonies; esp., the honeybee
  3. A meeting of people to work together or to compete
A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.
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  1. A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.
  2. (--- Archaic) Estimation or opinion of something, especially when favorable.
  3. A flight of imagination; fancy
The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
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  1. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
  2. (Rare) Critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
  3. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
An abnormally formed organism, especially one regarded as a curiosity.
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  1. An abnormally formed organism, especially one regarded as a curiosity.
  2. A thing or occurrence that is markedly unusual or irregular:
  3. A sudden fancy; odd notion; whim
US spelling of humour.
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  1. US spelling of humour.
  2. That which is intended to induce laughter or amusement:
  3. Vitreous humor.
The change of momentum of a body or physical system over a time interval in classical mechanics, equal to the force applied times the length of the time interval over which it is applied.
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  1. The change of momentum of a body or physical system over a time interval in classical mechanics, equal to the force applied times the length of the time interval over which it is applied.
  2. A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
  3. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
(Rare) Low spirits; the blues
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  1. (Rare) Low spirits; the blues
  2. Depression or unhappiness:
  3. A caprice or fancy.
Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.
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  1. Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.
  2. A desire; inclination; whim
  3. A mental image; general idea
An odd, eccentric, or unexpected action or bit of conduct
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  1. An odd, eccentric, or unexpected action or bit of conduct
  2. An extravagant or erratic notion or action:
  3. An unpredictable development or change of circumstances:
A sudden fancy; idle and passing notion; capricious idea or desire
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  1. A sudden fancy; idle and passing notion; capricious idea or desire
  2. A kind of winch or capstan powered by a horse or steam, formerly used in mines to raise ore or water
  3. Arbitrary thought or impulse:
Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor:
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  1. Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor:
  2. Something odd or whimsical, as an art object, piece of writing, etc.
  3. A quaint and fanciful idea. A whim. Playfully odd behaviour.

Synonym Study

  • Crotchet implies great eccentricity and connotes stubbornness in opposition to prevailing thought, usually on some insignificant point his crotchets concerning diet
  • Vagary suggests a highly unusual or extravagant notion the vagaries of fashion in women's clothes
  • Whim and whimsy can both refer to an idle, quaint, or curious notion, but whim more often suggests willfulness and whimsy fancifulness pursuing a whim, he wrote a poem full of whimsy
  • Caprice refers to a sudden, impulsive, apparently unmotivated turn of mind or emotion discharged at the caprice of a foreman
Find another word for caprice. In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for caprice, like: whim, vagary, notion, fancy, impulse, eccentricity, crotchet, quirk, freak, whimsy and humor.