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Whimsical vs. Whimsy

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Whimsicaladjective

Given to whimsy

Whimsynoun

A quaint and fanciful idea; a whim; playfully odd behaviour.

Whimsicaladjective

Full of, or characterized by, whims; actuated by a whim; having peculiar notions; queer; strange; freakish.

‘My neighbors call me whimsical.’;

Whimsynoun

An impulsive, illogical or capricious character.

Whimsicaladjective

Odd or fantastic in appearance; quaintly devised; fantastic.

Whimsynoun

(mining) A whim capstan or vertical drum.

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Whimsicaladjective

determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason;

‘a capricious refusal’; ‘authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious’; ‘the victim of whimsical persecutions’;

Whimsynoun

A jigsaw puzzle piece that has been cut into a recognizable shape, as if on a whim; often the shape is representative of the theme of the image used for the puzzle.

Whimsicaladjective

playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way

‘a whimsical sense of humour’;

Whimsyverb

(transitive) To fill with whimsies or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.

Whimsicaladjective

acting or behaving in a capricious manner

‘the whimsical arbitrariness of autocracy’;

Whimsynoun

A whimsey.

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Whimsynoun

an odd or fanciful or capricious idea;

‘the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories’; ‘he had a whimsy about flying to the moon’; ‘whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it’;

Whimsynoun

the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment;

‘I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory’;

Whimsynoun

playfully quaint or fanciful behaviour or humour

‘the film is an awkward blend of whimsy and moralizing’;

Whimsynoun

a thing that is fanciful or odd

‘the stone carvings and whimsies’;

Whimsynoun

a whim

‘a clean slate on which to enter information in the form that suits your whimsy’;

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