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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).
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1. spontaneously fanciful or playful
2. given to whims; capricious
3. quaint, unusual, or fantastic. Also: whimmy
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whim•si•cal(ˈʰwɪm zɪ kəl, ˈwɪm-)
1. given to fanciful notions; capricious.
2. of the nature of or proceeding from whimsy, as thoughts or actions: whimsical inventions.
3. erratic; unpredictable.
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|Adj.||1.||whimsical - determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"|
arbitrary - based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator"; "an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of the group into halves"
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adjective fanciful, odd, funny, unusual, fantastic, curious, weird, peculiar, eccentric, queer, flaky (slang, chiefly U.S.), singular, quaint, playful, mischievous, capricious, droll, freakish, fantastical, crotchety, chimerical, waggish He had an offbeat, whimsical sense of humour.
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2. Following no predictable pattern:
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whimsical[ˈwɪmzɪkəl] ADJ [person] → caprichoso; [idea, suggestion] → caprichoso, fantástico; [smile] → enigmático
to be in a whimsical mood → estar de humor para dejar volar la fantasía
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[person, idea, plot] → fantasque
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
whimsical[ˈwɪmzɪk/əl] adj (person) → particolare; (look) → curioso/a; (idea, story) → fantasioso/a
a whimsical smile → uno strano sorrisetto
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