English noun: whimsy
|1.||whimsy (cognition) an odd or fanciful or capricious idea|
|Samples||The 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.
|Synonyms||notion, whim, whimsey|
|Broader (hypernym)||idea, thought|
|2.||whimsy (attribute) the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment|
|Samples||I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory.|
|Synonyms||arbitrariness, capriciousness, flightiness, whimsey, whimsicality|
|Broader (hypernym)||irresponsibility, irresponsibleness|