Adjective "whimsical" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
  1. 'Many of the pieces have come from his own personal collection - which reveal his witty and whimsical sense of humour, and a love of the bush.'
  2. 'Frater surely pays his respects to the whimsical monsoon gods through his pilgrimage covering the length and breadth of the country.'
  3. 'Looking out the window, I can see an orange flame of whimsical light skimming the horizon, and hues of blue to grey look down benignly from above.'
  4. 'This whimsical piece of mischief by his brother brought a quiet laugh from David.'
  5. 'A father and son children's book: vivid illustrations by son Carl, whimsical poems by father Peter.'
  6. 'Though some are light and whimsical, they emerge from a passion for both writing and reading that goes beyond mere observation.'
  7. 'Helen Evans has fourteen gouache paintings, bright, whimsical and cartoon-like, most depicting the antics of her dog Hobbs.'
  8. 'But how many know the story of J.M. Barrie, the eccentric author of the whimsical Peter Pan?'
  9. 'Ali's whimsical rendering of this imagined place evokes subtle feelings of nostalgia, and regret.'
  10. 'Often intended for children, such verse also appeals to an adult sense of the ridiculous or whimsical.'
Acting or behaving in a capricious manner.
  1. 'This is a story about rootlessness, about impulsive, ostensibly whimsical wandering.'
  2. 'Victims of the whimsical monsoons and fickle market prices, these poor farmers have very little control over their destiny.'
  3. 'The High Court said while granting maintenance, some formula or yardstick must be adopted and it must not be whimsical or arbitrary.'
  4. 'John was known as a whimsical man who often changed the inventory of his cargo to fit his mood.'
  5. 'Mulvany could also build in a light and whimsical manner, especially when it came to gate lodges.'


1. given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious: a pixyish, whimsical fellow.

2. of the nature of or proceeding from whimsy, as thoughts or actions: Her writing showed whimsical notions of human behavior.

3. erratic; unpredictable: He was too whimsical with regard to his work.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be whimsical to places."

"people can be whimsical."

"senses can be whimsical."

"weathers can be whimsical."

"styles can be whimsical."

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