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Meaning of WHIMSICAL

Pronunciation:  'wimzikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

WHIMSICAL is a 9 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: arbitrary, capricious, impulsive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Whim"si*cal\, a. [From {Whimsey}.]
1. Full of, or characterized by, whims; actuated by a whim;
   having peculiar notions; queer; strange; freakish. ``A
   whimsical insult.'' --Macaulay.

         My neighbors call me whimsical.       --Addison.

2. Odd or fantastic in appearance; quaintly devised;
   fantastic. ``A whimsical chair.'' --Evelyn.

Syn: Quaint; capricious; fanciful; fantastic.

 

 

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