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whim·si·cal·i·ty

 (wĭm′zĭ-kăl′ĭ-tē, hwĭm′-)
n. pl. whim·si·cal·i·ties
1. The quality or state of being whimsical.
2. A whimsical idea or its expression; a caprice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whimsicality - 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
2.whimsicality - the trait of behaving like an impwhimsicality - the trait of behaving like an imp  
playfulness, fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"
Translations
oikullisuusoikuttelu

whimsicality

[wɪmzɪˈkælɪtɪ] N [of person] → capricho m, fantasía f; [of idea] → lo fantástico
a novel of a pleasing whimsicalityuna novela de agradable fantasía

whimsicality

nWunderlichkeit f; (of behaviour)Launenhaftigkeit f, → Grillenhaftigkeit f; (of decision)Seltsamkeit f; (of architecture)Verrücktheit f, → Manierismus m
References in classic literature ?
But poorly could I withstand them, much as in other moods I was almost ready to smile at the solemn whimsicalities of that outlandish prophet of the wharves.
Having failed in those days to discover why I was driven from the garden, I suppose I ceased to be enamoured of myself, as of some dull puzzle, and then perhaps the whimsicalities began to collect unnoticed.
At times his mind wandered farther afield, and he plodded on, a mere automaton, strange conceits and whimsicalities gnawing at his brain like worms.
3 is Macal's powerful ally, a high-quality audio recording, playing a great role to the benefit of detail and the commonly backgrounded middle parts, for instance, in the form of the trumpet flourishes in the first movement or the piccolo whimsicalities in the finale.
Doubtless Cranko would have been pleased with BRB's whimsicalities as they rushed on and off dressed as hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds or whatever -all of them under the thumb of Jamie Bond's Joker, the uncontrollable element in the pack, a character who disrupts the proceedings at every opportunity, donning a tutu at one point.
Carl Jung once wondered: "Are these whimsicalities of chance, or the suggestive effects of the name.