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Vagary meaning

vagary - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. an unexpected and inexplicable change in something ( in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.); " the vagaries of the weather"; " his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; " he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"
  2. 2. A wandering or strolling.
  3. 3. Hence, a wandering of the thoughts; a wild or fanciful freak; a whim; a whimsical purpose.
  4. 4. A caprice; whim.

vagary - examples of usage

  1. It was merely a whim, of course- the vagary of a mind so active that it must be working even at play.
  2. Those to whom laughter has hitherto been an unintelligible vagary, in which one must join, though one could never tell when it would break out, need only study M. Bergson's book to acquire the finest flower of Parisian wit.
  3. Rhoda, bewildered, owned to her sinking heart that here showed such vagary of his wits as passed her reckoning. - "The Unknown Sea", Clemence Housman.
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