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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Whimsical  \Whim"si*cal\,  a.  [From  {Whimsey}.] 
  1.  Full  of  or  characterized  by  whims;  actuated  by  a  whim; 
  having  peculiar  notions;  queer;  strange;  freakish.  ``A 
  whimsical  insult.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  My  neighbors  call  me  whimsical.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  Odd  or  fantastic  in  appearance;  quaintly  devised; 
  fantastic.  ``A  whimsical  chair.''  --Evelyn. 
 
  Syn:  Quaint;  capricious;  fanciful;  fantastic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  whimsical 
  adj  :  determined  by  chance  or  impulse  or  whim  rather  than  by 
  necessity  or  reason;  "a  capricious  refusal"; 
  "authoritarian  rulers  are  frequently  capricious";  "the 
  victim  of  whimsical  persecutions"  [syn:  {capricious},  {impulsive}] 




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