capriciousness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being capricious; whimsicalness; unsteadiness of purpose or opinion: as, “great capriciousness of taste,” ; “the capriciousness of a sickly heart,”
  • noun Unsteadiness; liableness to sudden changes; irregularity: as, the capriciousness of fortune.

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  • noun The quality of being capricious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment
  • noun the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses

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Examples

  • But love must be a pleasure, and if I do not find in it the satisfaction of what you call my capriciousness, but which is really my desire, my life, my love, I do not want it; I prefer to live alone.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • But love must be a pleasure, and if I do not find in it the satisfaction of what you call my capriciousness, but which is really my desire, my life, my love, I do not want it; I prefer to live alone.

    The Red Lily — Complete

  • Robert Burton threw light on the "capriciousness" and accidentally of this kind of (apparent) amorous preference when he wrote that "it is impossible, almost, for two young folks equal in years to live together and not be in love;" and further he says, sagaciously:

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories

  • Not more surprised than alarmed, China Aster thought of taking steamboat to go and see Orchis, but he was saved that expense by the unexpected arrival in Marietta of Orchis in person, suddenly called there by that strange kind of capriciousness lately characterizing him.

    The Confidence-Man

  • Aster thought of taking steamboat to go and see Orchis, but he was saved that expense by the unexpected arrival in Marietta of Orchis in person, suddenly called there by that strange kind of capriciousness lately characterizing him.

    The Confidence-Man

  • Yanukovich says the pro-European Tymoshenko should start acting like the prime minister that she currently is or "get back to the kitchen" and continue her "capriciousness" there.

    euronews

  • If you pay attention you realize the future only allows humanity and nature opportunities to exercise capriciousness.

    2011 - What I Wanted

  • The joys of the story -- Aang's impish capriciousness, Katara's valiance, Soka's buffoonery, even Uncle Iroh's avuncular charm -- have all been el […] (author unknown)

    2010 May 06 « Monster Scifi Show Blog

  • The joys of the story -- Aang's impish capriciousness, Katara's valiance, Soka's buffoonery, even Uncle Iroh's avuncular charm -- have all been el […] (author unknown)

    2010 March 27 « Monster Scifi Show Blog

  • Associated Press Even before this case, India's tax system had a formidable reputation for capriciousness.

    Taming the Indian Taxman

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