- whim·si·cal·ly, adverb
- un·whim·si·cal, adjective
- un·whim·si·cal·ly, adverb
- un·whim·si·cal·ness, noun
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How to use whimsical in a sentence
How positively whimsical it would be to stand shoulder to shoulder, hovering over sneeze guards, sharing soup ladles to scoop an odd assortment of pudding, three grapes, a heap of rotini pasta, and a drumstick onto a plate.Fast-Food Buffets Are a Thing of the Past. Some Doubt They Ever Even Existed. | MM Carrigan | September 29, 2020 | Eater
He then set out to gut and renovate the ground floor to establish an operation every bit as utilitarian as the rest of the office was whimsical.Magic Leap tried to create an alternate reality. Its founder was already in one | Verne Kopytoff | September 26, 2020 | Fortune
VdL’s invocation of the Bauhaus might seem a little whimsical at a time when Europe is facing the double whammy of a pandemic and a climate emergency, but it does make quite a bit of sense.Europe’s leaders want to create a ‘new Bauhaus’ as part of its Green Deal. But what does that even mean? | David Meyer | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
Just around the corner is the more pocket-friendly 99-room MoMo’s, a more whimsical hotel concept that called on the talents behind Sydney’s Akin Atelier for its interior decor.Pre-pandemic, Kuala Lumpur’s hospitality scene was heating up with new design-forward boutique hotels | Rachel King | September 5, 2020 | Fortune
He has emerged as one of Amazon’s highest-profile executives, taking to his Twitter to post whimsical videos like delivery drivers dancing, or to defend the company’s reputation from news stories critical of Amazon’s practices.Amazon has tapped Dave Clark as chief of its retail business | Rachel Schallom | August 21, 2020 | Fortune
Lyricist E. Y. “Yip” Harburg was as provocative as Hammerstein, though with a much less earnest, more whimsical sensibility.
Bulbous columns, winding staircases, and whimsical bas-reliefs of mythical creatures wrap around the palace.
The actor transformed from a sensual Marilyn Monroe to a whimsical Salvador Dali to a starving migrant mother, seamlessly.
The artists are no stranger to the whimsical and the surreal.
In January, the newly revived Schiaparelli sent out its first couture collection in decades, presenting light, whimsical clothing.What’s Haute, What’s Not: The Meaning of Modern Couture | Liza Foreman | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For a moment there was no consciousness in their gaze; then a whimsical ghost of a smile crept about his mouth.Uncanny Tales | Various
Ida thought it was, but the quiet confidence behind his whimsical manner appealed to her.The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
Weston was a little leaner, and his face was grimmer than it had been, for the whimsical carelessness had faded out of it.The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
An instance of oaths being subjected to the like whimsical conditions is noticeable in the domestic manners of Old Germany.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
There was a whimsical smile on his lips, but his eyes were wonderfully tender.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
British Dictionary definitions for whimsical
spontaneously fanciful or playful
given to whims; capricious
quaint, unusual, or fantastic
- whimsicality (ˌwɪmzɪˈkælɪtɪ), noun
- whimsically, adverb
- whimsicalness, noun
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