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Synonyms for whim
ʰwɪm, wɪmwhim

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Wiktionary

  1. whimnoun

    Synonyms:
    on a lark, lark

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. whim

    An intellectual fancy is a mental image or picture founded upon slight or whimsical association or resemblance; a conceit has less of the picturesque and more of the theoretic than a fancy; a conceit is somewhat aside from the common laws of reasoning, as a fancy is lighter and more airy than the common mode of thought. A conceit or fancy may be wholly unfounded, while a conception always has, or is believed to have, some answering reality. (Compare REASON.) An intellectual fancy or conceit may be pleasing or amusing, but is never worth serious discussion; we speak of a mere fancy, a droll or odd conceit. An emotional or personal fancy is a capricious liking formed with slight reason and no exercise of judgment, and liable to fade as lightly as it was formed. In a broader sense, the fancy signifies the faculty by which fancies or mental images are formed, associated, or combined. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.

    Synonyms:
    belief, caprice, conceit, conception, desire, fancy, humor, idea, image, imagination, inclination, liking, mood, predilection, supposition, vagary

    Antonyms:
    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

    Preposition:
    To have a fancy for or take a fancy to a person or thing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caprice, impulse, whimnoun

    a sudden desire

    "he bought it on an impulse"

    Synonyms:
    pulsing, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, impetus, momentum, urge, impulsion, caprice, pulse, notion, neural impulse, whimsey, impulse, pulsation, whimsy

  2. notion, whim, whimsy, whimseynoun

    an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

    "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:
    whimsicality, whimsy, impression, feeling, notion, flightiness, opinion, caprice, whimsey, capriciousness, belief, impulse, arbitrariness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whimnoun

    Synonyms:
    freak, fancy, vagary, humor, caprice, crotchet, maggot, quirk, whimsey, kink, WRINKLE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. whimnoun

    Synonyms:
    vagary, caprice, fancy, crotchet, freak, humor, maggot, notion, quirk

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "whim":

    caprice, quirk, infatuation, drivel, impulse, fad, fancy, mania

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How to use whim in a sentence?

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. In a cocoon of individualism. In an authentic bunker of skepticism, nihilism, apolitical non-conformism. Protecting himself from the radiation of mass hysteria and the herd instinct of the matrix system. 2. Cynicism has an energetic vampirism of banality. 3. From a karmic lesson to childhood trauma, from childhood trauma to whim, from caprice to stupidity, from stupidity to selfishness, from selfishness to dogma. 4. Selfishness returns the logic of modern, indigenous culture, patriotic science, to the animal sources of survival. Billions of people each think about themselves, people will die of selfishness. 5. Business is a two-faced, hypocritical diplomacy of self-interest. 6. Psychology is a ludicrous attempt to rein in an unstable psyche with reins. Psychology thinks very stereotypically. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. James Reston:

    This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.

  3. Committee Chairman David Cicilline:

    Companies... both large and small, have found themselves dependent on the arbitrary whim of these platform giants, one algorithm tweak away from ruin, because their decisions are largely unaccountable, opaque, and result in sweeping consequences, the dominant platforms effectively serve as private regulators.

  4. Brandie Nonnecke:

    They shouldn't just be deciding on a whim what they want to do.

  5. Ryun King:

    You're pretty much at the whim of whoever is going to be able to cover that for you, ff you feel brave enough to even enter the establishment to say, 'yes, this was me, no, this isn't who I am,'.


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