What does whimsy mean?

Definitions for whimsyˈʰwɪm zi, ˈwɪm-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. notion, whim, whimsy, whimsey(noun)

    an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

    "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"

  2. flightiness, arbitrariness, whimsicality, whimsy, whimsey, capriciousness(noun)

    the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

    "I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory"


  1. whimsy(Noun)

    A quaint and fanciful idea. A whim. Playfully odd behaviour.

  2. whimsy(Noun)

    An impulsive, illogical or capricious character.

  3. whimsy(Noun)

    A whim.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whimsy(noun)

    a whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit

  2. Whimsy(noun)

    a whim

  3. Whimsy(noun)

    a whimsey

  4. Origin: [See Whim.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whimsy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whimsy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.

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