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whimsical
used in Catch-22

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Definition
playful, amusing, or impulsive rather than seriously rational
  • Colonel Korn was struck with a whimsical thought.
    Chapter 11 — Captain Black (71% in)
  • The idea of murdering Orr was so ridiculous that he began to consider it seriously with queer whimsy and fascination.
    Chapter 28 — Dobbs (69% in)
  • He sat up in bed with his back resting against the headboard, lit a cigarette, smiled slightly with wry amusement, and stared with whimsical sympathy at the vivid, pop-eyed horror that had implanted itself permanently on Major Danby's face the day of the mission to Avignon, when General Dreedle had ordered him taken outside and shot.
    Chapter 42 — Yossarian (28% in)

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