[ US /ˈhwɪmzɪkəɫ, ˈwɪmzɪkəɫ/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪmzɪkə‍l/ ]
  1. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
    the victim of whimsical persecutions
    a capricious refusal
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How To Use whimsical In A Sentence

  • Products such as ottomans and bathmats made from recycled flip-flops are "whimsical and interesting, but it's not doing things at the deepest level. Designer Trash
  • 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.
  • This whimsical but dangerous world was depicted in a monumentally epic 15,000 page, single-spaced typed novel, "In the Realms of the Unreal".
  • A warm and whimsical film. Times, Sunday Times
  • For this solo, he exhibited untitled watercolors and monotypes with his typically whimsical mixture of abstraction and figuration.
  • For those who know Mackenzie primarily as the author of whimsical tartan entertainments such as Whisky Galore, this bitter book comes as something of a revelation.
  • This ad for “Once Upon a Time” 1944 urges us to see it, using words like “wonderful”, “whimsical”, the questionably grammatical “chucklesome”, and “Santa Claus.” Archive 2009-08-01
  • With his inventive sense of flattened, decorative form and composition, he has truly reinvented the still life, but he is also a master of whimsical erotica.
  • Bare tree limbs and branches are drawn against the winter sky, as whimsical as pencil sketches. Christianity Today
  • The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
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