Arbitrariness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɑːrbətrerinəs|  American pronunciation of the word arbitrariness
Brit.  |ˈɑːbətrərinəs|  British pronunciation of the word arbitrariness

noun

- the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment (syn: capriciousness, flightiness, whimsey, whimsicality, whimsy)

Examples

An arbitrary number has been assigned to each district.

I don't know why I chose that one; it was a completely arbitrary decision.

Although arbitrary arrests are illegal, they continue to occur in many parts of the country.

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