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Synonyms for whimsical
ˈʰwɪm zɪ kəl, ˈwɪm-whim·si·cal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. whimsical

    Odd is unmated, as an odd shoe, and so uneven, as an odd number. Singular is alone of its kind; as, the singular number. What is singular is odd, but what is odd may not be singular; as, a drawerful of odd gloves. A strange thing is something hitherto unknown in fact or in cause. A singular coincidence is one the happening of which is unusual; a strange coincidence is one the cause of which is hard to explain. That which is peculiar belongs especially to a person as his own; as, Israel was called Jehovah's "peculiar people," i. e., especially chosen and cherished by him; in its ordinary use there is the implication that the thing peculiar to one is not common to the majority nor quite approved by them, though it may be shared by many; as, the Shakers are peculiar. Eccentric is off or aside from the center, and so off or aside from the ordinary and what is considered the normal course; as, genius is commonly eccentric. Eccentric is a higher and more respectful word than odd or queer. Erratic signifies wandering, a stronger and more censorious term than eccentric. Queer is transverse or oblique, aside from the common in a way that is comical or perhaps slightly ridiculous. Quaint denotes that which is pleasingly odd and fanciful, often with something of the antique; as, the quaint architecture of medieval towns. That which is funny is calculated to provoke laughter; that which is droll is more quietly amusing. That which is grotesque in the material sense is irregular or misshapen in form or outline or ill-proportioned so as to be somewhat ridiculous; the French bizarre is practically equivalent to grotesque.

    Synonyms:
    anomalous, bizarre, comical, crotchety, curious, droll, eccentric, erratic, extraordinary, fantastic, funny, grotesque, laughable, ludicrous, odd, peculiar, preposterous, quaint, queer, ridiculous, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unmatched, unusual

    Antonyms:
    common, customary, familiar, natural, normal, ordinary, regular, usual

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. whimsical

    Synonyms:
    freakish, capricious, fanciful, fantastic, quaint, crotchety, droll, farcical

    Antonyms:
    staid, serious, sober, orderly, demure, sedate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capricious, impulsive, whimsicaladjective

    determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

    "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"

    Synonyms:
    brainish, capricious, tearaway(a), impetuous, unprompted, freakish, driving, impulsive, madcap, hotheaded

    Antonyms:
    nonarbitrary, unarbitrary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whimsicaladjective

    Synonyms:
    capricious, freakish, odd, singular, strange, fanciful, fantastic, notional, crotchety, BIZARRE, grotesque, queer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. whimsicaladjective

    Synonyms:
    capricious, vagarious, notional, crotchety, fantastic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "whimsical":

    temperamental, fanciful, capricious, delusional, skittish, erratic

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How to use whimsical in a sentence?

  1. Mudrakat Alabi-Macfoy:

    Polo has shifted from just the sports to a fashion statement, for me it is something fun, something playful, something whimsical, something comfortable ... a bit of color, a bit of pop.

  2. George Schlatter:

    He had a whimsical, fey sense of humor and he brought a lot to 'Laugh-In' in the way of thoughts, words and jokes.

  3. Di Bona:

    I’d forgotten how whimsical and crazy his host bits were — very physical and very visual, in one show he walks on stage in front of the audience and says ‘Did I tell you it’s my birthday?’ And the audience all raises their hands with wrapped gifts for him. It’s that kind of gentle crazy humor that I want younger generations to see from him.

  4. Stephen Puleo out Tuesday:

    There were U-boats off the East Coast of America, sinking ships near Cape May and Cape Cod, people thought there would be bombers overhead. So the decision to remove the documents was not a frivolous or whimsical thought.

  5. Trevor Smith:

    He had this whimsical observation, maybe one day we could have an animal that would pile up the sand after storms.


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