Arbitrary – adjective – defined as:
- based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.”his mealtimes were entirely arbitrary”Similar:capriciouswhimsicalrandomchanceerraticunpredictableinconsistentwildhit-or-misshaphazardcasualunmotivatedmotivelessunreasonedunreasonableunsupportedirrationalillogicalgroundlessunjustifiableunjustifiedwantondiscretionarypersonalsubjectivediscretionalOpposite:rationalreasoned
- (of power or a ruling body) unrestrained and autocratic in the use of authority.”arbitrary rule by King and bishops has been made impossible”Similar:despotictyrannicaltyrannousperemptorysummaryautocraticdictatorialauthoritariandraconianautarchicantidemocraticoppressiverepressiveundemocraticilliberalimperiousdomineeringhigh-handedabsoluteuncontrolledunlimitedunrestrainedOpposite:democraticaccountable
- Mathematics-(of a constant or other quantity) of unspecified value.
Today is the first day of A to Z Blogging Challenge. For the letter A I have chosen the word Arbitrary (happens to be the month’s theme as well). Tomorrow…the letter B. I think we need some bubbles or baubles, maybe some blunders or bungles. I’ll let your know tomorrow.
Until then, I hope your day is filled with wonderful arbitrary happenings.
HAPPY ARBITRARY DAY!