whimsey


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whim·sy

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.]
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

whimsy

also whimsey
noun
An impulsive, often illogical turn of mind:
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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.
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.
Its refreshing color illustrations add notes of whimsey and fun to a vivid experience.
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.
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.
He smashed windows when he broke into a home at Whimsey Nook Farm, Hemlington, Middlesbrough.
Charm, humor and whimsey abound in these generous samplings of Sinead Morrisey, Ciaran Carson, John Deane and many more, including our own Grand Prize winner Mike Casey.