A Word A Day : Vagary

Thursday, 25th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : váy-ga-ree

1. An unpredictable or eccentric change, action, or idea

2. An extravagant or erratic notion or action


Late 16th century - Latin vagari - wander


Whim, Fancy, Alteration, Change, Modification, Notion, Mood, Quirk, Whimsy, Caprice


Choice, Constance

Contextual Examples:

• A vagary of nature, wherein she has displayed less of her infinite wisdom than is usual.

• It just crossed her mind, too, that he might have a faint recollection of his tender vagary and was disinclined to allude to it.

Related Words :

1. Vagaries: Plural

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