whimsical whimsical  /ˈwɪm zɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

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Usage(s):

  1. Although the site contains all the elements of a conventional women's magazine, its whimsical, laid-back tone makes it a lot more appealing.
  2. Minutes later, however, the message of the half-whimsical New Mexico Undevelopment Commission begins to make sense as the car whizzes past a transformer station.
  3. In fact, he was given a great deal of praise for his whimsical posts from the road.

News

  1. Woodbine notes: Northern Passion eyes confidence-booster in Zadracarta

    ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Northern Passion has returned from a 10-month layoff to finish close in two graded stakes for fillies and mares here this spring, finishing fourth in the six-furlong Whimsical on the Polytrack and third in the Nassau at a mile on turf.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  2. Mediatoon to Distribute The Crumpets

    This whimsical comedy series of 52 11-minute episodes -- commissioned by Canal + Family and presented at MIFA -- tells the adventures of an eccentric and endearing king-size family. The action is seen from the eyes of Lil’one, the youngest of this big clan.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Animation World Network

  3. Grandchildren: Interview with Aleks Martray

    Grandchildren is an upbeat, whimsical indie-pop band from Philadelphia that is undefined by boundaries.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

Quotes

  1. "It's a whimsical vote that we do each year," said Barrett, who is a vice president for the society.
    on Oct 10, 2007 By: Grant Barrett Source: Forbes

  2. "In addition to the left-hand side changes, we've updated our look and feel in terms of our color palette and our logo," Mayer said. "These changes are slight, keeping our page minimalist and whimsical, but make our overall look more modern."
    on May 5, 2010 By: Marissa Mayer Source: AFP

  3. "What they're risking here is a double or triple or multiple standard that would in fact end up treating Canadians in these circumstances overseas in much different ways depending on this whimsical judgment about what constitutes a democracy,"...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Ralph Goodale Source: The Chronicle Journal

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