Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
arbitrary /'ɑ:bitrəri/
  • tính từ
    • chuyên quyền, độc đoán
    • tuỳ ý, tự ý
    • không bị bó buộc
    • hay thay đổi, thất thường, được tuỳ ý quyết định
    • (pháp lý) có toàn quyền quyết định, được tuỳ ý quyết định
    • (toán học) tuỳ ý
      • arbitrary function: hàm tuỳ ý
Concise Dictionary
+based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 capricious, varying, erratic, uncertain, inconsistent, doubtful, unpredictable, whimsical, irrational, chance, random, inconsistent, subjective, unreasoned, irrational, Colloq chancy, iffy:
The choices are entirely arbitrary, totally at the whim of the council and not based on research or knowledge.
2 absolute, tyrannical, despotic, authoritarian, magisterial, summary, peremptory, autocratic, dogmatic, imperious, uncompromising, inconsiderate, high-handed, dictatorial, Rare thetic(al):
The conduct of the archbishop appears to have been arbitrary and harsh.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 (of an action, a decision, a rule, etc.) not seeming to be based on a reason, system or plan and sometimes seeming unfair: The choice of players for the team seemed completely arbitrary. + He makes unpredictable, arbitrary decisions.
2 (formal) using power without restriction and without considering other people: the arbitrary powers of officials
arbitrarily adverb: The leaders of the groups were chosen arbitrarily. + The political frontiers in Africa were often arbitrarily drawn up by the old colonial powers.
arbitrariness noun [U]: Court officials were suspected of arbitrariness and personal bias.
Collocation Dictionary


be, seem


completely, entirely, purely, quite, wholly | fairly, rather, somewhat, to some extent
The decision is to some extent arbitrary.
| essentially | apparently

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