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 ?
This loss, however great, he bore like a man of sense and constancy, though it must be confest he would often talk a little whimsically on this head; for he sometimes said he looked on himself as still married, and considered his wife as only gone a little before him, a journey which he should most certainly, sooner or later, take after her; and that he had not the least doubt of meeting her again in a place where he should never part with her more--sentiments for which his sense was arraigned by one part of his neighbours, his religion by a second, and his sincerity by a third.
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.
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.
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.
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.
he remarked whimsically, looking at her with an inclined head.
Behold me, then, now starting afresh in the world, in the character of a portrait-painter; with the payment of my remuneration from my first sitter depending whimsically on the life of my grandmother.
She was sunk in a pit of blackness, with but that small square of pallid light framing the star that she had so whimsically and oh, so ineffectually named.
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.
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.
I wonder if you'd give that invitation if you knew how likely I'll be to accept it," Captain Jim remarked whimsically.