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Arbitrary meaning and definition


In layman's terms - chosen at random


Arbitrary Definition & Meaning

The word arbitrary means that a decision, action or opinion has been made without any clear or logical reason, but instead is chosen randomly. Something arbitrary is without any clear logic or explanation behind it.

Arbitrary Used in a Sentence

  1. The winner of the Yahtzee was determined by an arbitrary roll of the dice.
  2. The soccer team's jersey color was arbitrary and random.
  3. The college's decision to close the dorm early seemed arbitrary and left many students without any clear alternatives.

Arbitrary Similar Words & Phrases (Synonyms)

  1. Random
  2. Unreasonable
  3. Unjustified
  4. Irrational
  5. Without thinking

Arbitrary Opposite Words & Phrases (Antonyms)

  1. Rational
  2. Objective
  3. Justifiable
  4. Logical
  5. For a reason


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