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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity or reason. Unusual or strange and often amusing.

Usage examples (38)
  • She titled the whimsical instructional, "Milk in bags, eh?"
  • I feel Dustin would hate the word whimsical to describe anything he's written, but it's given me that sort of delight on a random Tuesday afternoon.
  • Art is not dignified by being called whimsical -- or capricious.
  • They seem to regard the wayfaring Britisher as whimsical, that is all. for more
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