noun see whimsical

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Whimsicality — Whim si*cal i*ty, n. The quality or state of being whimsical; whimsicalness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whimsicality — [hwim΄zi kal′ə tē, wim΄zi kal′ə tē] n. 1. the quality of being whimsical: also whimsicalness 2. pl. whimsicalities a whimsical speech, notion, or action; caprice …   English World dictionary

  • whimsicality — whimsical ► ADJECTIVE 1) playfully quaint or fanciful. 2) acting or behaving in a capricious manner. DERIVATIVES whimsicality noun whimsically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • whimsicality — noun 1. the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory • Syn: ↑flightiness, ↑arbitrariness, ↑whimsy, ↑whimsey, ↑capriciousness •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whimsicality — /hwim zi kal i tee, wim /, n., pl. whimsicalities for 2. 1. Also, whimsicalness. whimsical quality or character. 2. a whimsical notion, speech, or act. [1750 60; WHIMSICAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • whimsicality — noun a) the state of being whimsical. b) something whimsical; a caprice …   Wiktionary

  • whimsicality — whim·si·cal·i·ty || ‚hwɪmzɪ kælÉ™tɪ /‚w n. impulsiveness; capriciousness; amusing strangeness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whimsicality — n. 1. Whimsicalness, singularity, freakishness, odd disposition. 2. Oddity, whim, caprice, freak …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • whimsicality — whim·si·cal·i·ty …   English syllables

  • whimsicality — /wɪmzəˈkæləti/ (say wimzuh kaluhtee) noun (plural whimsicalities) 1. whimsical character. 2. a whimsical notion, speech, or act …   Australian English dictionary

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