whimsicality


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

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 ?
Didn't the letter show the most engaging compound of enthusiasm and spirit and whimsicality, all tapering into a flame of girlish freakishness, which flitted, for the rest of the morning, as a will-o'-the-wisp, across Rodney's landscape.
I want you so bad, Miss Mason, that I don't dast to ask you now," he said, with such whimsicality and earnestness as to make her throw her head back in a frank boyish laugh.
Among others, to show the whimsicality of their deadly seriousness, may be mentioned the following: The Bleeding Hearts, Sons of the Morning, the Morning Stars, The Flamingoes, The Triple Triangles, The Three Bars, The Rubonics, The Vindicators, The Comanches, and the Erebusites.
Sterne published it in nine successive volumes during almost as many years, and he made a point of almost complete formlessness and every sort of whimsicality.
But simply to turn loose your soul to every whimsicality, to play the fool unafraid of any possible result, why, that requires a man other than a householder and law-respecting citizen.
Many of these works are unrelated to the artist's ceramic editions, and bear testimony to his exuberant whimsicality and inventiveness in the medium.
Bishop, the power behind this sensational menu, brings a splash of creativity, whimsicality and diverse experience to this Miami gastronomic setting.
Lelang's view of Batu's whimsicality is at the very least "bon vivant," but much more: "Her work is the affirmation of the stance against oppressive voices," she explained.
8220;Our designs are simple, yet elegant, and reflect the whimsicality of our business,” Carol Langdon said.
Dinosaurs at School" will encourage early reading, concept formation and understanding, counting, and memory, as well as encouraging a sense of humor and whimsicality.
In 1926 he praised the Polish-born Conrad's "virile talent, his Englishness, his free brow [sic], his clear, steady and humorous eye, his narrative verve, power and grave-faced whimsicality.
Charming aesthetic virtues include gracefulness, wittiness, vivaciousness, imaginativeness, whimsicality, liveliness, and so forth.