English syllables. 2014.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Arbitrariness — Ar bi*tra*ri*ness, n. The quality of being arbitrary; despoticalness; tyranny. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arbitrariness — arbitrary ► ADJECTIVE 1) based on random choice or personal whim. 2) (of power or authority) used without constraint; autocratic. DERIVATIVES arbitrarily adverb arbitrariness noun. ORIGIN Latin arbitrarius, from arbiter judge, supreme ruler …   English terms dictionary

  • arbitrariness — noun see arbitrary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arbitrariness — See arbitrarily. * * * …   Universalium

  • arbitrariness — noun The quality or state of being arbitrary. Syn: arbitrarity …   Wiktionary

  • arbitrariness — ar·bi·trar·i·ness || ɑːbɪtrÉ™rɪnɪs n. despotism, absolutism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arbitrariness — n. 1. Despotism, absoluteness, absolutism, tyranny, autocracy. 2. Capriciousness, wilfulness, absence of principle, unreasonableness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • arbitrariness — n 1. capriciousness, whimsicalness, whimsicality, unreasonableness; willfulness, stubbornness, perverseness, mulishness, obstinacy, intransigence. 2. imperiousness, magisterialness, domineeringness, overbearingness, high handedness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • arbitrariness — Conduct or acts based alone upon one s will, and not upon any course of reasoning and exercise of judgment. Carman v. Myers, 183 Okl. 141, 80 P.2d 624, 626 …   Black's law dictionary

  • arbitrariness — noun the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory • Syn: ↑flightiness, ↑whimsicality, ↑whimsy, ↑whimsey, ↑capriciousness • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.