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Synonyms for whim
ʰwɪm, wɪm

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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

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.

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:

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

How to pronounce whim?

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How to use whim in a sentence?

  1. Jamaal Bowman:

    It's the move towards privatization, it's driven by market-based ideology and the so-called, quote-unquote' choice movement.' So when we talk about vouchers and money moving with kids at the whim of the parents, that's what we're talking about. And it's an example of disaster capitalism within the public education sector.

  2. Heywood:

    Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.

  3. Andreas Simic:

    Without planning you are like a sailboat at sea. You will go in the direction of the wind’s whim and you will never get to where you want to go. The wind is like the opinion of others, take it for what it is and use it only when it will take you where you want to go.”

  4. Bill Watterson:

    Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles - Calvin

  5. Evelyn Waugh:

    If, for instance, they have heard something from the postman, they attribute it to a semi-official statement; if they have fallen into conversation with a stranger at a bar, they can conscientiously describe him as a source that has hitherto proved unimpeachable. It is only when the journalist is reporting a whim of his own, and one to which he attaches minor importance, that he defines it as the opinion of well-informed circles.


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