[hwim-zi-kuh l, wim-] /ˈʰwɪm zɪ kəl, ˈwɪm-/
given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious:
"a pixyish, whimsical fellow."
of the nature of or proceeding from whimsy, as thoughts or actions:
"Her writing showed whimsical notions of human behavior."
erratic; unpredictable:
"He was too whimsical with regard to his work."
1645–55; whims(y) + -ical
Related forms
whimsically, adverb
unwhimsical, adjective
unwhimsically, adverb
unwhimsicalness, noun
Example Sentences for whimsical
The songs here are supposed to be whimsical, but they are rather labored.
With his wild and whimsical imagery, the Russian-born artist bucked the trends of 20th-century art.
It's whimsical, yes, but with a serious undertone throughout.
You are every bit as kind, whimsical, generous and lovely as your books.
You need to recapture that daring, whimsical part of yourself.
What is whimsical and enchantingly simple on the page can look merely silly and simplistic on screen.
Whimsical and accessible, the writer-illustrator team presents complex ideas with their characteristic verve.
There's plenty to do here, starting with the whimsical gourmet candy shop on the ground level.
Cupolas and towers rise from some roofs, giving the skyline a picturesque, almost whimsical air.
The biblical rhetoric, as well as the whimsical retreat from it, suggests some uncertainty.
British Dictionary definitions for whimsical
whimsical (ˈwɪmzɪkəl)
1.  spontaneously fanciful or playful
2.  given to whims; capricious
3.  quaint, unusual, or fantastic

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Word Origin and History for whimsical
1650s, from whimsy. Related: Whimsically.
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