- spontaneously fanciful or playful
- given to whims; capricious
- quaint, unusual, or fantastic Also: whimmy
Derived Forms whimsicality (ˌwɪmzɪˈkælɪtɪ
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, flaky (slang) (mainly US)
Word usage trends for “whimsical”
Translations for 'whimsical'
- British English: whimsical A whimsical person or idea is unusual, playful, and unpredictable, rather than serious and practical. ADJECTIVE...his offbeat sense of humor, his whimsical side.
- Brazilian Portuguese: excêntrico
- Chinese: 异想天开的异異想天开開的
- European Spanish: caprichoso caprichosa
- French: fantasque
- German: wunderlich
- Italian: estroso estrosa
- Japanese: 気まぐれな
- Korean: 엉뚱한
- Portuguese: excêntrico excêntrica
- Spanish: caprichoso caprichosa
Example Sentences Including 'whimsical'
He looked in the mirror in a sudden whimsical gesture at checking the matter.
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When he came away from the phone there was a whimsical quirk to his eyebrows.
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