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Synonyms for capriciousness

Synonyms for capriciousness

the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses

the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

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"There's no capriciousness and we're not aggressive for the sake of it," he said.
But the CBI cannot afford to be complicit in this capriciousness. It must resist the unethical overtures," ( The Times of India quoted him.
Perceval is identified as a clear turning point in his mode of collaboration, while some of the more formally experimental moments in Quatre adventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (1987) and L'Arbre, le maire et la mediatheque (1993) find Rohmer relinquishing his usual tight production controls and embracing the capriciousness of chance.
And Obama was the president who we had assumed, given his capriciousness of intellect and progressive vision of world affairs, would rank above all other recent presidents in the gray landscape of American politics.
If his measures may be harsh, they shall follow from his royal obligations, not from capriciousness or a perverse pleasure in inflicting harm.
His involvement in these conflicts showed a number of character traits--stubbornness, capriciousness, restlessness, unruliness--that made life difficult for himself and his surroundings.
It is a tour de horizon for the canvassing of criticisms and capriciousness, crafting changes and consolidating claims on a broad canvas which, while not bare, still has plenty of provision for perusal and review.
The delightfully audacious narrative strategy of Jacobs Folly--telling the story from the point of view of the proverbial "fly on the wall," that unseen yet omniscient witness to all sorts of human events throughout history--takes the reader on a wild flight from first page to last, as Jacob controls the story, nipping in and out of the consciousness of his characters, darting from past to present, from Paris to Patchogue, with all the capriciousness of a self-serving insect.
"Instead, I was dazzled." That sense of apprehensive wonder imbues this lyrical first-person survey of Haiti's exposure to "capriciousness and nature's indifferent hand'--from slavery and thuggery to earthquakes and disease.
If we ever needed a reminder of life's brevity and nature's capriciousness, here it was.
In turn, Madin al-Damaqsi, another Golan local, addressed Walid Jumblatt by saying "if you don't want to stand by Syria which stood by you in the past, then you shouldn't interfere in our internal affairs, because the Druze sect in Syria will never be anything other than Arabic and it doesn't follow you and your political capriciousness." In a similar statement, Tawfik Amasha said that the people of Golan strongly support the reforms carried out by President Bashar al-Assad, adding "we denounce all foreign and Arab interferencesC* we accept nothing other than for Syria's head to remain held up high." For her part, Salma Farhat said that the Golan has always been and will always be Syria and Arabic, stressing commitment to the Syrian army, leadership, President and homeland.
We report a case which highlights the capriciousness of suxamethonium-associated hyperkalaemia.
The natural capriciousness of planetary systems means that long-term survival will require that we learn to enact planetary changes of the fourth kind: purposeful change.