Meaning of ARBITRARY in English


adj. Function: adjective

1 characterized by or given to willful and often unwise or irrational choices and demands FF1C; a proud fitful arbitrary nature FF1E;

Synonyms: capricious, erratic, freakish, vagarious, wayward, whimsical, whimsied

Related Words: undisciplined, unruly, wild, willful; arrogant, unconstrained, unreasonable; careless, heedless, impetuous, indiscreet, precipitate, rash; kooky, screwball, zany

Contrasted Words: circumspect, discreet, heedful, judicious, politic, reflective; calculating, discriminative, judicial, prudent, well-advised


Synonyms: ABSOLUTE 4, autarchic, autocratic, despotic, monocratic, tyrannical, tyrannous

Related Words: authoritarian, dictatorial, magisterial, oracular

Contrasted Words: lawful, legal, licit, rightful

Antonyms: legitimate

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.