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also whim·sey  (wĭm′zē, hwĭm′-)
n. pl. whim·sies also whim·seys
1. An unusual, unexpected, or fanciful idea; a whim.
2. Quaint, fanciful, or playful humor: stories full of whimsy.

[Probably from whim-wham, fanciful object.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whimsey - an odd or fanciful or capricious idea; "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
2.whimsey - 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
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also whimsey
An impulsive, often illogical turn of mind:
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References in classic literature ?
When Cocky, balanced on one leg, the other leg in the air as the foot of it held the scruff of Michael's neck, leaned to Michael's ear and wheedled, Michael could only lay down silkily the bristly hair-waves of his neck, and with silly half-idiotic eyes of bliss agree to whatever was Cocky's will or whimsey so delivered.
No doubt there was some quarrel, some whimsey on the part of William, who, though a good fellow, was a little exacting sometimes--something that a woman could put right.
There are ten prose/poems about cheering subjects accompanied with charming, brightly colored illustrations dripping with whimsey. Poem titles are A Speckle, Banana Bread Crumb, Crazy Shoes, Fall, I Am Two, Just a Kid, newts, A Pea in My Sleeve, Plain Bread, and Toothbrush.
Why can't a business just "set it and forget it?" According to Dan Miklovic, research fellow at LNS Research, "Businesses can grow non-linearly because of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), sudden demise of a competitive product or company, market whimsey, or even leapfrog success because of Digital Transformation.
Bugle founders Derek Beasley, David James and Harry Taylor with the first print run and below, from the archives, Whimsey Bridge, Oldbury in the 1920s and a Wolverhampton schoolboys' rounders team in the 1960s
Precise, detailed, humorous illustrations, full of droll whimsey, bedeck every page of the story's adventure.
Laced through and through with wit and whimsey, "The Pitchfork of Destiny" is unreservedly recommended and like "A Fairytale Ending" is also available for personal reading lists in a Kindle edition ($2.99).
Whimsey, Camela Kai Grichel, 1001 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA.
On November 3, I was invited to attend Governor Haslam's last campaign stop, Whimsey Cookie Company on Poplar Avenue in Memphis before the election on November 4.
However, no matter what type of whimsey you're into, Always-Fits.com has just the right gift for you.
"She brought in some of her work, and we just loved it, her whimsey and the bright colors.
Henry took this exhortation either as an idle whimsey, or a suggestion of the dauphin's, and was but the more confirmed in his design.