whimsy

whimsy
Synonyms and related words:
aberration, abnormality, anomaly, apparition, boutade, brainchild, brainstorm, bubble, capriccio, caprice, chimera, conceit, crackpotism, crank, crankiness, crankism, craze, crazy idea, crotchet, crotchetiness, delirium, deviancy, deviation, differentness, disposition, divergence, dottiness, dream, eccentricity, eidolon, erraticism, erraticness, fad, fancy, fantasque, fantastic notion, fantasy, fiction, figment, flimflam, fool notion, freak, freakiness, freakish inspiration, freakishness, hallucination, harebrained idea, humor, idea, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, idle fancy, illusion, imagery, imagination, imagining, inclination, insubstantial image, invention, irregularity, kink, maggot, make-believe, mannerism, megrim, myth, nonconformity, notion, oddity, passing fancy, peculiarity, phantasm, phantom, queerness, quip, quirk, quirkiness, romance, sick fancy, singularity, strangeness, thick-coming fancies, thought, toy, trick, trip, twist, unconventionality, unnaturalness, vagary, vapor, vision, whim, whim-wham, whimsicality, wildest dreams

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • whimsy — or whimsey n. pl. whimseys [hwim′zē, wim′zē] n. whimsies [prob. < WHIM WHAM] 1. an odd fancy; idle notion; whim 2. curious, quaint, or fanciful humor [poems full of whimsy] 3. something odd or whimsical, as an art o …   English World dictionary

  • Whimsy — Whim sy, n. A whimsey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whimsy — c.1600, probably related to WHIMWHAM (Cf. whimwham) …   Etymology dictionary

  • whimsy — *caprice, freak, fancy, whim, conceit, vagary, crotchet Analogous words: see those at WHIM …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • whimsy — (also whimsey) ► NOUN (pl. whimsies or whimseys) 1) playfully quaint or fanciful behaviour or humour. 2) a fanciful or odd thing. 3) a whim. ORIGIN probably from archaic whim wham trinket, whim …   English terms dictionary

  • Whimsy — Whimsey Whim sey, Whimsy Whimsy, n.; pl. {Whimseys}or {Whimsies}. [See {Whim}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit. The whimsies of poets and painters. Ray. [1913 Webster] Men s folly, whimsies, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whimsy — /hwim zee, wim /, n., pl. whimsies. 1. capricious humor or disposition; extravagant, fanciful, or excessively playful expression: a play with lots of whimsy. 2. an odd or fanciful notion. 3. anything odd or fanciful; a product of playful or… …   Universalium

  • whimsy — also whimsey noun (plural whimsies; also whimseys) Etymology: irregular from whim wham Date: 1605 1. whim, caprice 2. the quality or state of being whimsical or fanciful < the designer s new line showed a touch of whimsy > 3. a fanciful o …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whimsy — whim|sy [ˈwımzi] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: whim wham; WHIM] [U] a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that is unusual, strange, and often amusing ▪ a sense of fancy and whimsy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whimsy — [[t](h)wɪ̱mzi[/t]] also whimsey N UNCOUNT Whimsy is behaviour which is unusual, playful, and unpredictable, rather than having any serious reason or purpose behind it …   English dictionary

  • whimsy — noun 1 (U) a way of thinking or behaving that is unusual, strange, and often amusing 2 (C) a strange idea or desire that does not seem to have any sensible purpose: This room, by some architectural whimsy, completely unbalanced the house …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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