[ hwim-zi-kal-i-tee, wim- ]
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noun,plural whim·si·cal·i·ties for 2.
  1. Also whim·si·cal·ness. whimsical quality or character.

  2. a whimsical notion, speech, or act.

Origin of whimsicality

First recorded in 1750–60; whimsical + -ity

Words Nearby whimsicality

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How to use whimsicality in a sentence

  • One singular instance of whimsicality in the ancient practice of swearing must not be allowed to pass unnoticed.

  • Her mood was one of whimsicality, into the spirit of which I found my self entering with hearty accord.

    Fibble, D. D. | Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • "I can crawl faster," laughed the Adventurer with bitter whimsicality.

    The White Moll | Frank L. Packard
  • In variety and whimsicality of rhymes these verses have hardly a rival since the days of Hudibras.

  • These people seem to miss the spirit of the piece, its subtle topsy-turvy humour, its delicate whimsicality.

    Jill the Reckless | P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse