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whimsical

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whim=si=cal

CIDE DICTIONARY

whimsicala. [From Whimsey.].
  •  Full of, or characterized by, whims; actuated by a whim; having peculiar notions; queer; strange; freakish.  Macaulay.  [1913 Webster]
    "My neighbors call me whimsical."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Odd or fantastic in appearance; quaintly devised; fantastic.  Evelyn.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Quaint; capricious; fanciful; fantastic.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

whimsical, adj.
1 capricious.
2 fantastic.
3 odd or quaint; fanciful, humorous.

Derivative
whimsicality n. whimsically adv. whimsicalness n.

THESAURUS

whimsical

Attic, Gothic, abnormal, absurd, adrift, afloat, agnostic, alternating, ambiguous, amorphous, amusing, anomalous, arbitrary, baroque, biting, bizarre, brain-born, brilliant, capricious, chancy, changeable, changeful, clever, crank, crankish, cranky, crotchety, desultory, deviable, deviant, deviative, dicey, different, divergent, dizzy, dotty, doubting, dream-built, droll, eccentric, equivocal, erratic, exceptional, extravagant, facetious, fanciful, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasied, fantasque, fantastic, fast and loose, fey, fickle, fitful, flaky, flickering, flighty, flitting, florid, fluctuant, fluctuating, freakish, funny, giddy, grotesque, harebrained, hesitant, hesitating, hilarious, humorous, humorsome, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, iffy, impetuous, impulsive, incalculable, incongruous, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, indemonstrable, infirm, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, kinky, kooky, laughable, ludicrous, maggoty, mazy, mercurial, moody, mordant, motiveless, nimble-witted, notional, nutty, odd, oddball, outlandish, peculiar, petulant, pointed, polysemous, preposterous, priceless, pungent, quaint, queer, quick-witted, quirky, quizzical, rambling, rapier-like, restless, rich, ridiculous, risible, rococo, roving, salt, salty, scatterbrained, scintillating, screaming, screwball, screwy, shapeless, sharp, shifting, shifty, shuffling, singular, skeptical, smart, sparkling, spasmodic, spineless, sprightly, strange, temperamental, touch-and-go, twisted, unaccountable, uncertain, unconfirmable, uncontrolled, unconventional, unconvinced, undependable, undisciplined, undivinable, unfixed, unforeseeable, unnatural, unpersuaded, unpredictable, unprovable, unreasonable, unreliable, unrestrained, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsure, unverifiable, vacillating, vagarious, vagrant, variable, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wacky, wandering, wanton, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, wild, wishy-washy, witty

ROGET THESAURUS

whimsical

Caprice

N caprice, fancy, humor, whim, whimsy, whimsey, whimwham, crotchet, capriccio, quirk, freak, maggot, fad, vagary, prank, fit, flimflam, escapade, boutade, wild-goose chase, capriciousness, kink, capricious, erratic, eccentric, fitful, hysterical, full of whims, maggoty, inconsistent, fanciful, fantastic, whimsical, crotchety, kinky, particular, humorsome, freakish, skittish, wanton, wayward, contrary, captious, arbitrary, unconformable, penny wise and pound foolish, fickle, frivolous, sleeveless, giddy, volatile, by fits and starts, without rhyme or reason, nil fuit unquain sic inipar sibi, the deuce is in him.

Absence of Motive

N absence of motive, aimlessness, caprice, chance, without rhyme or reason, aimless, capricious, whimsical, out of mere caprice.

Wit

N wit, humor, wittiness, sense of humor, attic wit, attic salt, atticism, salt, esprit, point, fancy, whim, drollery, pleasantry, farce, buffoonery, fooling, tomfoolery, shenanigan, harlequinade, broad farce, broad humor, fun, espieglerie, vis comica, jocularity, jocosity, jocoseness, facetiousness, waggery, waggishness, whimsicality, comicality, banter, badinage, retort, repartee, smartness, ready wit, quid- pro-quo, ridicule, jest, joke, jape, jibe, facetiae, levity, quips and cranks, capital joke, canorae nugae, standing jest, standing joke, private joke, conceit, quip, quirk, crank, quiddity, concetto, plaisanterie, brilliant idea, merry thought, bright thought, happy thought, sally, flash of wit, flash of merriment, scintillation, mot, mot pour rire, witticism, smart saying, bon-mot, jeu d'esprit, epigram, jest book, dry joke, quodlibet, cream of the jest, word-play, jeu de mots, play of words, play upon words, pun, punning, double entente, double entendre, quibble, verbal quibble, conundrum, anagram, acrostic, double acrostic, trifling, idle conceit, turlupinade, old joke, tired joke, flat joke, Joe Miller, witty, attic, quick-witted, nimble-witted, smart, jocular, jocose, humorous, facetious, waggish, whimsical, kidding, joking, puckish, playful, merry and wise, pleasant, sprightly, light, spirituel, sparkling, epigrammatic, full of point, ben trovato, comic, zany, madcap, funny, amusing, jokingly, in joke, in jest, in sport, in play, adhibenda est in jocando moderatio, gentle dullness ever loves a joke, leave this keen encounter of our wits, just joking, just kidding, surely you jest!.

Ridiculousness

N ridiculousness, comicality, oddity, extravagance, drollery, farce, comedy, burlesque, buffoonery, frippery, doggerel verses, absurdity, bombast, anticlimax, bathos, eccentricity, monstrosity, laughingstock, ridiculous, ludicrous, comical, droll, funny, laughable, pour rire, grotesque, farcical, odd, whimsical, whimsical as a dancing bear, fanciful, fantastic, queer, rum, quizzical, quaint, bizarre, screaming, eccentric, strange, outlandish, out of the way, baroque, weird, awkward, extravagant, outre, monstrous, preposterous, bombastic, inflated, stilted, burlesque, mock heroic, drollish, seriocomic, tragicomic, gimcrack, contemptible, doggerel, ironical, risible, risum teneatis amici, rideret Heraclitus, du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas.

Imagination

N imagination, originality, invention, fancy, inspiration, verve, warm imagination, heated imagination, excited imagination, sanguine imagination, ardent imagination, fiery imagination, boiling imagination, wild imagination, bold imagination, daring imagination, playful imagination, lively imagination, fertile imagination, fancy, mind's eye, such stuff as dreams are made of, ideality, idealism, romanticism, utopianism, castle-building, dreaming, phrensy, frenzy, ecstasy, extasy, calenture, reverie, trance, day dream, golden dream, somnambulism, conception, Vorstellung, excogitation, a fine frenzy, cloudland, dreamland, flight of fancy, fumes of fancy, thick coming fancies, creation of the brain, coinage of the brain, imagery, conceit, maggot, figment, myth, dream, vision, shadow, chimera, phantasm, phantasy, fantasy, fancy, whim, whimsey, whimsy, vagary, rhapsody, romance, gest, geste, extravaganza, air drawn dagger, bugbear, nightmare, flying Dutchman, great sea serpent, man in the moon, castle in the air, pipe dream, pie-in-the-sky, chateau en Espagne, Utopia, Atlantis, happy valley, millennium, fairyland, land of Prester John, kindgom of Micomicon, work of fiction, Arabian nights, le pot au lait, dream of Alnashar, illusion, phantom, Fata Morgana, vapor, stretch of the imagination, mythogenesis, idealist, romanticist, visionary, mopus, romancer, dreamer, somnambulist, rhapsodist, castle-buildier, fanciful projector, imagined, ben trovato, air drawn, airbuilt, imagining, imaginative, original, inventive, creative, fertile, romantic, high flown, flighty, extravagant, fanatic, enthusiastic, unrealistic, Utopian, Quixotic, ideal, unreal, in the clouds, in nubibus, unsubsantial, illusory, fabulous, legendary, mythical, mythic, mythological, chimerical, imaginary, visionary, notional, fancy, fanciful, fantastic, fantastical, whimsical, fairy, fairy-like, gestic, a change came o'er the spirit of my dream, aegri somnia vana, dolphinum appingit sylvis in fluctibus aprum, fancy light from fancy caught, imagination rules the world, l'imagination gallope, le jugement ne va que le pas, musaeo contingens cuncta lepore, tous songes sont mensonges, Wahrheil und Dichtung, DIVISION II COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS.


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