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Definition 1: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for whimsical in the sense of this definition

(whimsical is similar to ...) based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice

"an arbitrary decision" "the arbitrary rule of a dictator" "an arbitrary penalty" "of arbitrary size and shape" "an arbitrary choice" "arbitrary division of the group into halves"

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