- Likely to change one's mind impulsively; unpredictable.
- Governed by or subject to caprice; determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity, reason, or principle.
From latin capriciōsus, from caper ("he-goat") + -ōsus ("full of"), so called because the he-goat was thought to change its mind frequently.
- He was a capricious ruler, who changed his mind frequently and without warning.
- The weather in the mountains is notoriously capricious, changing suddenly and without warning.
- She was known for her capricious nature, often changing her mind at the last minute.
- The stock market can be capricious, with prices fluctuating wildly on a whim.
- The artist's work was criticized for being too capricious, lacking a clear direction or purpose.