Pronunciation of Whim
/wˈɪm/, /wˈɪm/, /w_ˈɪ_m/
Synonyms for whim:
Other synonyms and related words:
conception, fad, freak, opinion, impression, pulsing, imagination, kink, Boutade, bee, impulse, humor, quirk, conceit, inclination, pulsation, belief, pulse, megrim, hobby, whimsicality, humour, snap decision, supposition, capriciousness, predilection, momentum, whimsey, feeling, wit, idea, urge, jest, foible, notion, impulsion, mood, impetus.
Sense 2 (noun)
flightiness, whimsy, fancy, vagary, changeability, fitfulness, indecisiveness, vacillation, impulsiveness, sporadicalness, caprice, fancifulness, arbitrariness, fickleness, fleetingness, fluctuation, randomness, volatility.
state of mind (noun)
sudden idea (noun)
Usage examples for whim:
- I captivated everybody's friendship, and particularly the general's, who, having heard me say that I was going to Naples only to gratify an amorous fancy, entreated me to spend a month with him and to sacrifice my whim. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- It must not be that thou, for a whim of scorn, Wilt let thyself be made unseen, unheard of. - "Emblems Of Love", Lascelles Abercrombie.
- The king was tired of this whim of hers long ago, and thought she ought to get married like other people; there was nothing she need wait for- she was old enough and she would not be any richer either, for she was to have half the kingdom, which she inherited after her mother. - "Folk Tales Every Child Should Know", Various.