What does whimsical mean?

Definitions for whimsicalˈʰwɪm zɪ kəl, ˈwɪm-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whimsical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capricious, impulsive, whimsical(adj)

    determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

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


  1. whimsical(Adjective)

    Given to whimsy; capricious; odd; peculiar; playful; light-hearted or amusing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whimsical(adj)

    full of, or characterized by, whims; actuated by a whim; having peculiar notions; queer; strange; freakish

  2. Whimsical(adj)

    odd or fantastic in appearance; quaintly devised; fantastic


  1. Whimsical

    Whimsical was an American thoroughbred racehorse. She was sired by the Orlando, out of the mare, Kismet, who was sired by United States Racing Hall of Fame stallion, Hindoo. Whimsical is best known as the second filly to ever win the Preakness Stakes. As a two-year-old she finished second when racing against colts in the Champagne Stakes. In the Preakness Stakes she led from the start and won easily in a time of 1:45 by 4 lengths over Content and Larabie. In this period, the race was held at Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, New York. The Whimsical Stakes at Pimlico Race Course is a 6 furlong race named for her and is raced on Preakness weekend.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whimsical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whimsical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Schlatter:

    He had a whimsical, fey sense of humor and he brought a lot to 'Laugh-In' in the way of thoughts, words and jokes.

  2. Trevor Smith:

    He had this whimsical observation, maybe one day we could have an animal that would pile up the sand after storms.

  3. Helen Merrell Lynd:

    Our whole life is an attempt to discover when our spontaneity is whimsical, sentimental irresponsiblity and when it is a valid expression of our deepest desires and values.

  4. Stephen Puleo out Tuesday:

    There were U-boats off the East Coast of America, sinking ships near Cape May and Cape Cod, people thought there would be bombers overhead. So the decision to remove the documents was not a frivolous or whimsical thought.

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