whimsey


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whim·sy

also whim·sey  (wĭm′zē, hwĭm′-)
n. pl. whim·sies also whim·seys
1. An unusual, unexpected, or fanciful idea; a whim.
2. Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor: stories full of whimsy.

[Probably from whim-wham, fanciful object.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whimsey - 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"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
2.whimsey - 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"
irresponsibility, irresponsibleness - a form of untrustworthiness; the trait of lacking a sense of responsibility and not feeling accountable for your actions

whimsy

also whimsey
noun
An impulsive, often illogical turn of mind:
References in classic literature ?
No doubt there was some quarrel, some whimsey on the part of William, who, though a good fellow, was a little exacting sometimes--something that a woman could put right.
When Cocky, balanced on one leg, the other leg in the air as the foot of it held the scruff of Michael's neck, leaned to Michael's ear and wheedled, Michael could only lay down silkily the bristly hair-waves of his neck, and with silly half-idiotic eyes of bliss agree to whatever was Cocky's will or whimsey so delivered.
Its refreshing color illustrations add notes of whimsey and fun to a vivid experience.
Critique: A deftly crafted novel of wit and whimsey, with memorable characters caught up in a story of unexpected twists and turns, "Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale" by Pam Ferderbar is an enormously entertaining read from beginning to end.
However, no matter what type of whimsey you're into, Always-Fits.
She brought in some of her work, and we just loved it, her whimsey and the bright colors.
Henry took this exhortation either as an idle whimsey, or a suggestion of the dauphin's, and was but the more confirmed in his design.
He smashed windows when he broke into a home at Whimsey Nook Farm, Hemlington, Middlesbrough.
La dedica di Gildon viene firmata con il nome fittizio di Sir Roger De Whimsey, un chiaro calco del piu noto Roger de Coverly, il personaggio al centro dell'immaginario circolo dei collaboratori del giornale letterario Spectator, di cui Gildon fu membro assiduo.
Purple Motes: A Journal of Whimsey and Hope; purplemotes.
Red-etched glasses from Mikasa's Cheers collection add color to the floor, while Lolita hand-painted stemware provides whimsey.