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Definitions and Synonyms of whimsey | Another word for whimsey | What is whimsey?

Definition 1: the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where whimsey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory

Synonyms for whimsey in the sense of this definition

(whimsey is a kind of ...) a form of untrustworthiness; the trait of lacking a sense of responsibility and not feeling accountable for your actions

Definition 2: an odd or fanciful or capricious idea - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where whimsey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for whimsey in the sense of this definition

(whimsey is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

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