(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: freak, whim, fancy, inconsistent, quirk, humor, maggot, megrim, fancifulness, flightiness and fickleness.
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.
These fluctuations were owing partly to the character of Louis XV., and partly also to the fact that society in the 18th century was too advanced in its ideas to submit without resistance to the caprice of such a man.
His conduct was evidently regulated by strict principle and not by mere caprice.
With proclamations, placaats and statutes abundantly filling huge tomes, the caprice of the governor was in truth the law.