: full of, actuated by, or exhibiting whims (see whim))
Examples of WHIMSICAL
- She has a whimsical sense of humor.
- <it's hard to make plans with such a whimsical best friend>
- You can practically taste the tropics in these whimsical doughnuts. Ripe bananas, toasted coconut and your favorite rum transform traditional doughnuts into paradisiacal ones. —Janice Wald Henderson, Chocolatier, March 2001
- Unlike the broad slapstick humor of Musical Mose and other early Herriman strips, Krazy Kat was gentle, fey, and whimsical. —Jeet Heer, Lingua Franca, September 2001
- In the whimsical linguistics of theoretical physics, the “naked” electron is an imaginary object cut off from the influences of the field, whereas a “dressed” electron carries the imprint of the universe, but it is all buried in extremely tiny modifications to its bare properties. —Leon Lederman et al., The God Particle, 1993
Origin of WHIMSICAL
First Known Use: 1653
Learn More About WHIMSICAL
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up whimsical? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).