(Gram.) A characteristic of verbs that involves the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed, indicating whether this is regarded as a fact (indicative mood), as a matter of supposition, desire, possibility, etc. (subjunctive mood), or as a command (imperative mood); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic (mood is shown by inflection, as in Latin, or analytically with auxiliaries, as English may, might, should, or by both)
implies great eccentricity and connotes stubbornness in opposition to prevailing thought, usually on some insignificant point his crotchets concerning diet
suggests a highly unusual or extravagant notion the vagaries of fashion in women's clothes
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
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 46 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for caprice, like: whim, fancy, inconsistent, vagary, notion, impulse, crotchet, quirk, freak, whimsy and humor.
And who is in greater error than he who follows his own caprice without guidance from Allah.
As generally understood, Duns makes caprice supreme in God.
His conduct was evidently regulated by strict principle and not by mere caprice.
Examination of titles in the Prophets and the Psalms (to say nothing of Ecclesiastes and Wisdom of Solomon) makes it evident that these have been added by late editors who were governed by vague traditions or fanciful associations or caprice, and there is no reason to suppose the titles in Proverbs to be .exceptions to the general rule.
With proclamations, placaats and statutes abundantly filling huge tomes, the caprice of the governor was in truth the law.