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whimsy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of whimsy

  1. a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action <the pop singer's latest whimsy is that she has acting talent> Synonyms bee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whim (also whimsey)Related Words capriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration



Variants of whimsy

also whimsey

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