whimsically


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whim·si·cal

 (wĭm′zĭ-kəl, hwĭm′-)
adj.
1. Characterized by, arising from, or subject to whimsy: a whimsical decision.
2. Playful or fanciful, especially in a humorous way: "The episodic book is memorable for its ... whimsical animal dialogue" (Peter D. Sieruta).

[From whimsy.]

whim′si·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.whimsically - in a fanciful manner; "the Christmas tree was fancifully decorated"
Translations

whimsically

[ˈwɪmzɪkəlɪ] ADV [describe, muse] → caprichosamente; [smile, laugh] → enigmáticamente

whimsically

adv look, sayneckisch; smileverschmitzt

whimsically

[ˈwɪmzɪklɪ] adv (describe) → in modo fantastico; (smile, look) → curiosamente
References in classic literature ?
Thorndike considered whimsically that to send a man to jail with the memory of such a morning clinging to him was adding a year to his sentence.
We continued silent while the maid was with us-- as silent, it whimsically occurred to me, as some young couple who, on their wedding journey, at the inn, feel shy in the presence of the waiter.
Well," sighed Miss Maxwell whimsically, "prodigy or pearl, the Randall Protective Agency may pull Rebecca in opposite directions, but nevertheless she will follow her saint.
And not only did it happen, but to the whimsically minded, to the true children of fancy, it will seem the most natural thing in the world.
Yet this demure affectation of extreme penitence was whimsically belied by a ludicrous meaning which lurked in his huge features, and seemed to pronounce his fear and repentance alike hypocritical.
As the hunters were stealing cautiously to get within shot of the game, two small white bears suddenly presented themselves in their path, and, rising upon their hind legs, contemplated them for some time with a whimsically solemn gaze.
The appearance of the infant, however, while in this state of compression, is whimsically hideous, and "its little black eyes," we are told, "being forced out by the tightness of the bandages, resemble those of a mouse choked in a trap.
Bonnycastle, who during the winter had been a good deal on the defensive, relaxed her vigilance a little, became whimsically wilful, vernally reckless, as it were, and ceased to calculate the consequences of an hospitality which a reference to the back files or even to the morning's issue of the newspapers might easily prove a mistake.
he remarked whimsically, looking at her with an inclined head.
He had been over the Hall in the course of the morning and whimsically described the family pictures as we walked.
She looked rather whimsically round the walls of the room.
Daylight's tone was whimsically plaintive, but secretly he was delighted with her confession of loneliness.