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Synonyms for whim
ʰwɪm, wɪm

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Wiktionary

  1. whim(noun)

    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, whim(noun)

    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, whimsey(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whim(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. whim(n)

    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:

    From karmic lesson to childhood trauma, from childhood trauma to whim, from caprice to stupidity, from stupidity to selfishness, from selfishness to dogma.

  2. 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.

  3. Kenneth Chang:

    A market is the combined behavior of thousands of people responding to information, misinformation and whim.

  4. Annie Dillard:

    A schedule defends from chaos and whim.

  5. William Hazlitt:

    Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.

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