V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: an unexplainable or unpredictable action or change

Synonyms: caprice, change, fancy, adventure, fickleness, impulse, notion, whim, quirk, unpredictability

Antonyms: normalcy, regularity, strategy

Tips: Vagary is derived from the Latin vagari, which means "to wander." This is also the source of the word "vagrant." Vagary is used to refer to changes in behavior or to any unusual or unexpected act or behavior, like a whim. Vagaries is often a more sophisticated way of referring to "changes."

Usage Examples:

They decided not to take a vacation in that part of the world because of the vagaries of the weather there. (unpredictability, quirks)

Joan hoped her somewhat flimsy tent would be able to withstand all the vagaries of the weather during her camping trip. (changes)

She made the decision to go to Las Vegas instead of San Francisco on a vagary. (whim, impulse)

She quit her job on a vagary and caught everyone in the office by surprise. (whim, impulse)

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