Word Of The Week (WOW #31)

Hi guys!

WOW-2Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.



Part Of Speech:



  • capriciously – adverb
  • capriciousness – noun


|kəˈprɪʃəs| ; ca-pri-cious


Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.

Changing according to no discernible rules; unpredictable.


Fickle, inconstant, mercurial, erratic, whimsical.


Stable, consistant.

Word Origin:

Early 17th century: from French capricieux, from Italian (see capriccioso).

Use In Sentences:

  • I almost died in a capricious winter storm.images-6
  • Stringent rulers are unlikely to act capriciously.
  • The Mayor claimed that the action was reasonable, but in reality the action was arbitrary and capricious in nature.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

10 thoughts on “Word Of The Week (WOW #31)

    1. Same here, Janna. I was browsing through my word list and saw that capricious is indeed a quite a neglected word. I’ve never used it myself. So, I decided I’ll go with this for ‘C’ and start using it more often.
      Thanks for reading 🙂


  1. Thanks for the follow..and I lobed your blog and loved this idea of word of the week..and was just thinling of doing something like this a week and ago and I’ll surely do it amd send you a link.. 😀

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