whimsicality

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Synonyms for whimsicality

the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

the trait of behaving like an imp

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Are these the whimsicalities of chance, or the suggestive effects of a name, as Stekel seems to suggest, or are they 'meaningful coincidences'?
The whimsicalities and inequities of sentences have long been a glaring defect of our civilian justice.
But poorly could I withstand them, much as in other moods I was almost ready to smile at the solemn whimsicalities of that outlandish prophet of the wharves, colorless Reality outran apprehension;
For years, the back-of-the-book remained a dub car for gentleman hacks, its garrulous Nero being Alexander Woolcott, whose baroque, indecipherable whimsicalities sit on the page for modern readers like a mound of heavy carbs.
For example, he sees the English Garden as the work of amateurs 'often uninhibited as regards whimsicalities and outside influences'.
What may, with the romance-tinged spectacles of hindsight, be classed as the Golden Age of the investigative crime novel, brought forth the Lord Peter Wimsey whimsicalities of Dorothy L.
its title as `Ineffectual Marriage') and observing that `Laforgue's influence or some kindred tendency is present in the whimsicalities of Marianne Moore, and of Mina Loy'.
The Young man from Bahia Blanca, and all the time-honoured whimsicalities were recounted with his usual pungent and facetious manner, but they were outdone by the smart and brilliant humour of the adjutant.