AskDefine | Define caprice

Dictionary Definition

caprice n : a sudden desire; "he bought it on an impulse" [syn: impulse, whim]

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English

Etymology

French, from Italian capriccio, from caporiccio, meaning (fright, sudden start ): capo, head (from Latin caput) + riccio, curly (from Latin ericius (meaning hedgehog), or from capro "goat".

Pronunciation

  • US: /kəˈpɹis/

Noun

caprice
  1. An impulsive, seemingly unmotivated notion or action.
  2. An unpredictable or sudden condition, change, or series of changes.
  3. A disposition to be impulsive.
  4. An impulsive change of mind.

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caprice in German: Caprice
caprice in French: Caprice

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