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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.]


(ˈwɪmzɪ) or


n, pl -sies or -seys
1. a capricious idea or notion
2. light or fanciful humour
3. something quaint or unusual
adj, -sier or -siest
quaint, comical, or unusual, often in a tasteless way
[C17: from whim; compare flimsy]


or whim•sey

(ˈʰwɪm zi, ˈwɪm-)

n., pl. -sies or -seys.
1. capricious humor; playful expression: a comedy with an air of whimsy.
2. an odd or fanciful notion.
3. anything playful or fanciful, as an artistic creation.
[1595–1605; whim (-wham) + -sy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whimsy - 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.whimsy - 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


also whimsey
An impulsive, often illogical turn of mind:


[ˈwɪmzɪ] N (= whim) → capricho m, antojo m; (= whimsicality) → fantasía f


whimsey [hwɪmzi] nfantaisie f


(= caprice, fancy)Spleen m, → Grille f (dated)
References in classic literature ?
The whimsy, for it could be nothing more, curtailed me of my sleep that night, and you may picture me trying both sides of the pillow.
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Inspirational tee shirts and customized sportswear are just a few of the colorful apparel items for sale at Whimsy Fashion.
This charming collection of previously untranslated stories, advice columns, and articles captures the passion and whimsy of Influential French writer and personality Colette.
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Whimsy is a sad fragile looking blonde girl who has been weighed down by her heavy things.
Whimsy is the language that tells you where you are.
Similarly, if it's bizarre flights of fantastical whimsy, la Eddie Izzard and Noel Fielding, that float your proverbial then you'll most likely laugh yourself sore - although some of it has the distinct feel of having been written on the bus on the way to the gig.
With its oddly upbeat vibe and somewhat malicious sense of whimsy, the Lousy Instruments are an addictive musical treat.
But life until Chadh feelgood whimsy just aren far to mak Chadha's films are usually tagged feelgood, but this is more feelsick.
Jigsaws were now widely available to all, but the early skills and quirky additions, such as the whimsy, disappeared.