whimsicality


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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deng had learnt from bitter experience that too much power concentrated in one pair of hands leads to authoritarianism attendant by uncertainty, unpredictably and whimsicality.
When Benjie plans a party, you can be sure it will be one to delight and enchant, one where his guests will be lifted to heights of whimsicality and fun .
Themed around Hanks' decades long hobby and appreciation for typewriters, each of these 17 stories leaps out from the page in their authenticity and whimsicality.
Themed around Hanks' appreciation for typewriters, each of these 17 stories leap out from the page in their authenticity and whimsicality.
It is this view of sociolegal transgressiveness in children, not yet manifested fully in the "juvenile delinquent" as it will be in the nineteenth century, but most often perceived as a group identity that partly explains Defoe's whimsicality in beginning his novel with three poor street boys, all named "Jack.
Perhaps, after the annus horribilis that was 2015--which began and ended with terrorist attacks in Paris--the French reading public needed a broadly upbeat tale about the positive ramifications of whimsicality, of living in a nonjudgmental and nonviolent world that celebrates each individual's quirky inclinations and desires.
Dore responds brilliantly to Ariosto's playful whimsicality.