[hwim-zi-kuh l, wim-]
Origin of whimsical
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When one spoonful had gone down his neck, he smiled up at her whimsically.K
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“You give me credit for quite a few things, sheriff,” said Rathburn whimsically.The Coyote
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"You come wonderfully close on my Frankfort story," said M'Iver, whimsically.John Splendid
"We were lucky," said Orville Wright, whimsically, on Monday.
- spontaneously fanciful or playful
- given to whims; capricious
- quaint, unusual, or fantastic
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Word Origin and History for whimsically
1650s, from whimsy. Related: Whimsically.
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