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whimsicality

[hwim-zi-kal-i-tee, wim-] /ˌʰwɪm zɪˈkæl ɪ ti, ˌwɪm-/
noun, plural whimsicalities for 2.
1.
Also, whimsicalness. whimsical quality or character.
2.
a whimsical notion, speech, or act.
Origin of whimsicality
1750-1760
1750-60; whimsical + -ity
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  • "No; I dare say not," said Jimmie Dale—and then the whimsicality dropped from him.

  • The stories are touched with a peculiar delicacy and whimsicality.

  • In his compositions in Grieg-ton Smith has seized the fascinating looseness of the Griegorian tonality and its whimsicality.

  • There was a whimsicality about Gower's way of taking this that pleased MacRae.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • "Let me think so, whether it be true or not," he implored her, eyes between tenderness and whimsicality intent upon her face.

    The Lion's Skin Rafael Sabatini
  • Here is a whimsicality you would not find, I think, among another people.

    Avril H. Belloc
  • His humor and whimsicality, though much less potent, were yet influential.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
  • Its first flush of approval may have been due to a certain element of whimsicality.

  • The charities of Dr. Parkman wore an aspect, now and then, of whimsicality, and were strangely contrasted with apparent meanness.

    Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2) A Sexton of the Old School
  • She gazed at him, and mused on his affection and his whimsicality, and what the two would lead to in connection with her fate.

    The Folly Of Eustace Robert S. Hichens

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