whimsical


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Synonyms for whimsical

Synonyms for whimsical

Synonyms for whimsical

determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

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Bonnycastle's whimsical suggestion of their inviting him, as it were, in carnival.
Only one of those whimsical little incidents which will happen when you have four million human beings all jostling each other within the space of a few square miles.
At times her whimsical fancy would intensify natural processes around her till they seemed a part of her own story.
He exaggerated the Americanisms which he knew always made the Englishmen laugh and poured out a breathless stream of conversation, whimsical, high-spirited, and jolly.
It would be very whimsical," thought he, "if, this evening, my praetorians should make me king of France.
His deep, oval-shaped eyes were fixed upon the flames, but behind the superficial glaze seemed to brood an observant and whimsical spirit, which kept the brown of the eye still unusually vivid.
She says he is a gentle, whimsical, lonely old bachelor.
The faces of these false heads were painted in many ridiculous ways, according to the whims of the owners, and these big, burly creatures looked so whimsical and absurd in their queer masks that they were called "Whimsies.
And, after what seemed a very long time indeed to the anxious watchers, the thinker sat up, looked upon his friends with his most whimsical expression, and said:
God was a whimsical, abstract, mad thing called Luck.
Some of the donkeys were white, some were brown, or gray, or black, or spotted; but their hair was sleek and smooth and their broad collars and caps gave them a neat, if whimsical, appearance.
Then, the master of the outfit (or rather the former master, for I could not suppress a whimsical feeling that the entire establishment was my lawful prize) trained his big, black eyes upon me with an expression strangely, and somewhat unpleasantly, familiar, laid down his rod--which neither blossomed nor turned into a serpent, as I half expected--folded his arms, and gravely demanded, "W'at did you do to W'isky?
This is a whimsical, rambling jumble, which can hardly be called a story; a mixture of quotations and original work, of nonsense and earnest.
The temptation was strong on him to treat his errand from his own whimsical point of view.
Men who pay for what they eat will insist on gratifying their palates, however nice and whimsical these may prove; and if everything is not agreeable to their taste, will challenge a right to censure, to abuse, and to d--n their dinner without controul.