Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by, arising from, or subject to whimsy.
  • adjective Playful or fanciful, especially in a humorous way.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of whims; freakish; having odd fancies or peculiar notions; capricious.
  • Odd; fantastic.
  • Synonyms Singular, Odd, etc. (see eccentric), notional, crotchety.
  • Fanciful, grotesque.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of, or characterized by, whims; actuated by a whim; having peculiar notions; queer; strange; freakish.
  • adjective Odd or fantastic in appearance; quaintly devised; fantastic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Given to whimsy; capricious; odd; peculiar; playful; light-hearted or amusing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From whimsy.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From whimsy +‎ -ical.

Examples

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  • Tell me, Constance, how do I look this evening? Is there anything whimsical about me? Is it one of my well-looking days, child? Am I in face to-day?

    Goldsmith, She Stoops, I

    January 8, 2007