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English noun: whimsey

1. whimsey (cognition) an odd or fanciful or capricious idea


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsnotion, whim, whimsy


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought

2. whimsey (attribute) the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment


SamplesI despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory.


Synonymsarbitrariness, capriciousness, flightiness, whimsicality, whimsy


Broader (hypernym)irresponsibility, irresponsibleness









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