What is another word for arbitrarily?

Pronunciation: [ˌɑːbɪtɹˈɛɹəlɪ] (IPA)

Arbitrarily is a term that indicates something is done without any apparent reason or principle. There are several synonyms for this word that can be used in different contexts and situations. Some of the most common synonyms for arbitrarily include randomly, capriciously, haphazardly, indiscriminately, and unpredictably. These adverbs convey the idea of an action or decision taken without any specific criterion or logic. Other synonyms for arbitrarily include whimsically, chance, casual, and chance. Using these synonyms can help to add variety and nuance to the language, and make it more expressive and interesting.

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What are the opposite words for arbitrarily?

Arbitrarily is defined as doing something without reason or without following a set of rules. The antonyms of this word can be said to be logical, calculated, and systematic. These words refer to thinking or acting with a clear understanding and a sense of order, rather than simply acting at random. Thoughtful, deliberate, and purposeful are also antonyms for arbitrarily. These words suggest a more thoughtful approach to decision-making and an intentional consideration of all the factors at play. Conversely, arbitrary decision-making can lead to chaos and confusion, and often results in unfavorable outcomes.

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Usage examples for Arbitrarily

The Queen requires, first, that Lord Palmerston will distinctly state what he proposes in a given case, in order that the Queen may know as distinctly to what she has given her royal sanction; secondly, having once given her sanction to a measure, that it be not arbitrarily altered or modified by the Minister.
"Lady-John-Russell"
MacCarthy, Desmond
This happened to Sir Robert Peel in 1834. Believing, as every one at that time did believe, that the King had arbitrarily dismissed Lord Melbourne's cabinet, he said, "I should by my acceptance of the office of First Minister become technically, if not morally, responsible for the dissolution of the preceding government, although I had not the remotest concern in it."
"The Government of England (Vol. I)"
A. Lawrence Lowell
This view of psychology is attained, Dewey observes, by regarding man under two arbitrarily determined aspects.
"John Dewey's logical theory"
Delton Thomas Howard

Famous quotes with Arbitrarily

  • Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look.
    Conrad Bums
  • It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily limits the facts which are to be admitted as possible causes of the events which occur in the real world.
    Friedrich August von Hayek
  • Of course the word chaos is used in rather a vague sense by a lot of writers, but in physics it means a particular phenomenon, namely that in a nonlinear system the outcome is often indefinitely, arbitrarily sensitive to tiny changes in the initial condition.
    Murray Gell-Mann
  • Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.
    Mary Wollstonecraft
  • All the philosophies in the universe can be defined by words. Thus, if you simply take all the words and reshuffle them arbitrarily enough times, you’re destined to hit upon at least a few great philosophies ultimately.
    The Omani shed

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