Capricious vs Headstrong - What's the difference?

capricious | headstrong |


As adjectives the difference between capricious and headstrong

is that capricious is impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim while headstrong is determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.

capricious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim
  • I almost died in a capricious winter storm.
    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.
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  • Usage notes

    * Capricious can describe both a person and the decisions they make.

    Synonyms

    * whimsical * arbitrary

    Antonyms

    * conscientious * rigorous

    Derived terms

    * capriciously

    headstrong

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.
  • He was in that headstrong teenage phase when he felt like he knew everything.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * headstrongly * headstrongness