In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) caprichoso(weather) variable(weather) inestable
- The true gods are fickle and capricious and care little for the affairs of men, but the piper was different.
- Relatively incorrupt, they brought an end to the capricious violence of the warlords who ruled in the post-Soviet vacuum.
- Please allow me to maintain my self-image as capricious, arbitrary and unfair.
- To claim that God engages in this same capricious and barbaric behavior is to blaspheme God.
- In that event the basis for the exercise of power is absent, just as if it were shown that the opinion was arbitrary, capricious, irrational, or not bona fide.
- In any event, I reserve the right to be arbitrary and capricious in choosing which comments to delete because they cross the line.
- It's an amusing idea, that even the harbingers of capitalism are subject to the ever-changing moods of capricious Mother Nature.
- The woman was so fickle-minded and capricious that Agueda often found herself confused.
- The increasing confidence of the Irish labour force means that employees are less inclined to tolerate biased, arbitrary or capricious employer decisions.
- Targeting aid resources without adequate awareness of the size of the population involved in illicit crops is capricious and arbitrary.
- Georgia, the Supreme Court temporarily ended the death penalty in America, deeming its application arbitrary and capricious.
- Arbitrary and capricious rather than democratic procedures prevailed.
- It is as if we, temperamental and capricious, have been having a stormy affair with aloof, indifferent El Niño.
- Objectively, it seems to me it's arbitrary, capricious, inconsistent.
- While the sprites that run the weather here are capricious, their temperaments are contained within some very strict limits.
- It is an immensely tough way of living but one which now, with over-grazing and an increasingly capricious climate, is beginning to look very vulnerable.
- Exhausted and in constant pain, she had to contend with vast, unfathomable personality changes that made her capricious, indecisive, impatient and intolerant.
- In those circumstances the arrest, though subsequently found to be unlawful, could not be said to be capricious or arbitrary.
- It is capricious and fickle, changing moods easily.
- He can be so sweet sometimes, he's just very capricious and whimsical.
- Upon such changing moods, and seemingly capricious events, the future spiritual welfare of our nation has depended.
- I have a strange, queasy feeling that I can never impart to him about how capricious and arbitrary a regime like this can be.
- The workings of the system were entirely capricious and arbitrary.
- Your Honour, from my perspective I am trying to understand the arbitrary and capricious argument that my learned friends are putting forward.
- But Powell's fatalistic words do convey a career military man's appreciation of the arbitrary and capricious nature of war.
- It will be a difficult task as the ship has become overloaded, capricious and the ocean is tempestuous.
- Ultimately, that's for the voters to decide, and recent history shows them to be a mercurial, at times capricious lot.
- Having laws you're not going to enforce is an invitation for capricious and arbitrary prosecution.
- In short, they're picky eaters, and their appetites are capricious and unpredictable.
- The capricious god changed Ariadne into the Corona Cressa, or Cretan Diadem, already visible in the heavens in Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne as an omen at their first meeting.
- The purpose of the provision in paragraph 18.15 is to prevent arbitrary or capricious searches.
- I miss her because she was capricious and unreliable, and because minis are the kind of car that make people smile.
- Luckily enough, ostriches are not capricious animals and easily adapt to the climate in Bulgaria.
- Whatever the cause, it would appear arbitrary and capricious to limit the number of years students are given to learn English.
- Copies of the memorandum went to the membership of appeals committees that had found the provost's decisions to be arbitrary and capricious.
- To a casual observer, the conversation might have seemed haphazard and capricious: it was anything but.
- Let us say that on a rare, windy day in Waterloo, someone leaves a copy of our beloved Imprint on a bench outside, completely at the mercy of the fickle, capricious wind.
- Nature is regarded as the provider of bounty, but also as wild, awesome and capricious, with unpredictable catastrophes, like floods and storms at sea.
- Even those who have climbed in the Alps or the lower Himalayas, find it hard to understand the appeal of such a brutal and capricious mountain.
- In using the police power in this broad way, municipalities can avoid charges of arbitrary and capricious acts.
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