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whimsy

whim·sy (whim·sey)

whimsy (whimsey)

 
pronunciation:
wIm zi
part of speech: noun
inflections: whimseys, whimsies
definition 1: an odd, fanciful, or capricious notion, or such notions collectively.
Her designs are born out of whimsy rather than considerations of functionality.
similar words:
caprice, conceit, dream, humor, kink, levity, notion, vagary, whim
definition 2: a fanciful, quaint, or oddly amusing thing or quality of something.
There is a certain whimsy in his paintings that appeals to me.