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Whimsical (fanciful, unpredictable) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective whimsical

What does whimsical mean as an attribute of a noun?


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

Alternative definition of the adjective whimsical


  1. Given to whimsy; capricious; odd; peculiar; playful; light-hearted or amusing.

Definition of the adjective whimsical for high school students

    fanciful, full of whims
    • example: The whimsical little girl liked to pretend that she was an elvin princess.

The adjective whimsical is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


Whimsical was an American thoroughbred racehorse. She was sired by the Orlando, out of the mare, Kismet, who was sired by United States Racing Hall of Fame stallion, Hindoo.

  • born in (113 years ago)


Whimsical is a record label.

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Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

whimsical adjective 1 playfully unusual. 2 showing sudden changes of mood or behaviour. 2whimsically adverb. whimsy noun (plural whimsies) 1 playfully unusual behaviour or humour. 2 an odd or unusual thing. 3 a whim. whin noun ...

Google previewThe Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising (2015)

by John McDonough, Karen Egolf

Whimsical demonstrations of a brand«s effects are humorous exaggerations intentionally developed, often as hyperbole, for comic effect. Because they do not convey strict literal superiority, they typically do not violate U.S. advertising law ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2010)

by John Ayto, John Simpson

whimsical;. confused;. intoxicated,. tipsy. piss-take. piss-up. pissy. pistol. pit. pixilated. place. plates of meat platter platters of meat play pleb. piss-take noun A 'send-up' or parody; an instance of 'taking the mickey'. Also piss-taker, noun, etc.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1817)

Compiled for the Use of Common Schools in the United States by Noah Webster

whimsical, strange , ...

Google previewSpelling Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

by [John] Entick

imaginative, whimsical, strange, odd Fan'cifully, ad. in a fanciful manner, strangely ...

Google previewWorld Dictionary of Foreign Expressions (1999)

A Resource for Readers and Writers by Gabriel Adeleye, Kofi Acquah-Dadzie

whimsical.] 1. Music. A lively instrumental composition written in a free- flowing style.

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Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.
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Scrabble value of W4H4I1M3S1I1C3A1L1

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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