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 for whimsical
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whimsical \Whim"si*cal\, a. [From Whimsey.]
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     1. Full of, or characterized by, whims; actuated by a whim;
        having peculiar notions; queer; strange; freakish. "A
        whimsical insult." --Macaulay.
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              My neighbors call me whimsical.       --Addison.
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     2. Odd or fantastic in appearance; quaintly devised;
        fantastic. "A whimsical chair." --Evelyn.
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     Syn: Quaint; capricious; fanciful; fantastic.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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, whimsical]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  198 Moby Thesaurus words for "whimsical":
     Attic, Gothic, abnormal, absurd, adrift, afloat, agnostic,
     alternating, ambiguous, amorphous, amusing, anomalous, arbitrary,
     baroque, biting, bizarre, brain-born, brilliant, capricious,
     chancy, changeable, changeful, clever, crank, crankish, cranky,
     crotchety, desultory, deviable, deviant, deviative, dicey,
     different, divergent, dizzy, dotty, doubting, dream-built, droll,
     eccentric, equivocal, erratic, exceptional, extravagant, facetious,
     fanciful, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasied,
     fantasque, fantastic, fast and loose, fey, fickle, fitful, flaky,
     flickering, flighty, flitting, florid, fluctuant, fluctuating,
     freakish, funny, giddy, grotesque, harebrained, hesitant,
     hesitating, hilarious, humorous, humorsome, idiocratic,
     idiosyncratic, iffy, impetuous, impulsive, incalculable,
     incongruous, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, indemonstrable,
     infirm, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, jesting, jocose,
     jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, kinky, kooky,
     laughable, ludicrous, maggoty, mazy, mercurial, moody, mordant,
     motiveless, nimble-witted, notional, nutty, odd, oddball,
     outlandish, peculiar, petulant, pointed, polysemous, preposterous,
     priceless, pungent, quaint, queer, quick-witted, quirky, quizzical,
     rambling, rapier-like, restless, rich, ridiculous, risible, rococo,
     roving, salt, salty, scatterbrained, scintillating, screaming,
     screwball, screwy, shapeless, sharp, shifting, shifty, shuffling,
     singular, skeptical, smart, sparkling, spasmodic, spineless,
     sprightly, strange, temperamental, touch-and-go, twisted,
     unaccountable, uncertain, unconfirmable, uncontrolled,
     unconventional, unconvinced, undependable, undisciplined,
     undivinable, unfixed, unforeseeable, unnatural, unpersuaded,
     unpredictable, unprovable, unreasonable, unreliable, unrestrained,
     unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast,
     unsteady, unsure, unverifiable, vacillating, vagarious, vagrant,
     variable, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wacky,
     wandering, wanton, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, wild,
     wishy-washy, witty

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