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It was an especially whimsical episode of Family Guy.
  playful or amusing


determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity or reason
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whimsical whimsically whimsicality
Strongly Associated with:   whim
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  • It was an especially whimsical episode of Family Guy.
  • benefited and suffered under a whimsical boss
  • But he was able to set up a file for a nonexistent student, whom he whimsically named God.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Even in bronze, he had a whimsical look, and I thought this friend had sculpted a little spirit as well.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • He would be whimsical, generous, mysterious with his money.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • whimsical, wild, comical as he is
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • "The winter loves me," he retorted, and then, disliking the whimsical sound of that, added, "I mean as much as you can say a season can love."
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • remembering Edna’s whimsical turn of mind of late
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Only one of those whimsical little incidents which will happen when you have four million human beings all jostling each other within the space of a few square miles.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Ichabod became the object of whimsical persecution to Bones and his gang of rough riders.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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  • This obscure, whimsical, and disagreeable poem was despised
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Indeed, the fact that biotechnology can be applied to the industries traditionally subject to the vagaries of fashion... heightens concern about the whimsical use of this powerful new technology.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • his whimsical smile
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • He would say with a whimsical smile to his mother, the good but over-careful housewife:
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • There was a whimsical candy-colored sculpture on the lawn that looked like a bunch of child’s toys glued together without reason or order.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • picturing this whimsical leprechaun
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • If you spoke English, results might be whimsical; multi-valued nature of English gave option circuits too much leeway.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • whimsical despotism
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • ...subject to the whim or whimsy of my mother,
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • I would have described Lacey as a bit less whimsical, however.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Humanity owes its existence to a bit of cosmic whimsy.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • You are straying, indulging in whimsy.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It was Lalla who told us that the twenties were "so whimsical, so busy—that we were always tired."
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • He sighed whimsically.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Cindy’s grandmother was a squat, whimsical old woman who offered me a beer soon after I sat down in her kitchen.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But this was a bootless piece of whimsy and I was really in the dark.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Apparently there was an incident on the subway . conflicting stories there, Daddy said one thing and the cops said another but —" he lifted his eyebrows, with a sort of mannered, black-humored whimsy—"off went Daddy to the ding farm!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Inside a suede pouch was a set of earrings, large silver rings around a pair of whimsical moons made from diamonds.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • A whisper of a smile forms on the corners of her mouth, whimsical, indolent, complacent rather than content.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It was repeated as a whimsical joke and it created about her name a vague impression of eternal youth.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "But perhaps he may be a little whimsical in his civilities," replied her uncle.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Colonel Korn was struck with a whimsical thought.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But he could not take root in any of these; with chagrin, he found his masters invariably whimsical and irregular, constantly running about the country, or on the look-out for adventure.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • A quavering voice, a whimsical mind.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • If she’d had time to think about it, Alice might have stopped herself, considering the idea too whimsical.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • To Danglars Monte Cristo also wrote, requesting him to excuse the whimsical gift of a capricious millionaire, and to beg the baroness to pardon the Eastern fashion adopted in the return of the horses.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She smiled at Scarlett, whimsically, as the music ended, making a little moue of apology as she dabbed with her handkerchief.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Right off, I observed a cluster of mountains about 2,000 feet high, whose shapes were very whimsically sculpted.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • He has a French face, lean, whimsical, all planes and angles, with creases around the mouth where he smiles.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The manufacturers have learned that this taste is merely whimsical.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • One of my projects was to brew me some beer; a very whimsical one indeed, when it is considered that I had neither casks sufficient; nor could I make any to preserve it in; neither had I hops to make it keep, yest to make it work, nor a copper or kettle to make it boil.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Hatsue had been taken from his life by history, because history was whimsical and immune to private yearnings.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Offstage it was whimsical, as if some joke were bursting to be told.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • He told her that he had been working for that since he was four years old; perhaps he was being humorous, whimsical.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • It seems they were either deceiv’d in themselves, or deceiv’d the Parliament; but common sense, aided by present danger, will sometimes be too strong for whimsical opinions.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • It was too whimsical a sighting for the archbishop to pronounce as authentic, but still.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Dallas’s eye brows went up whimsically.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Reinhold Messner The Crystal Horizon n my backpack was a banner from Outside magazine, a small pennant emblazoned with a whimsical lizard that Linda, my wife, had sewn, and some other mementos with which I’d intended to pose for a series of triumphant photos.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Is he one of those whimsical swamis with a snow-white beard?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • —Coriolanus The captive Abbot’s features and manners exhibited a whimsical mixture of offended pride, and deranged foppery and bodily terror.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
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Associated words [difficulty]:   whimsical [4] , whim [1] , wry [1] , droll [3] , sardonic [3] , jocular [4] , facetious [5] , mordant [8]
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