Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Whim"

The meaning of "Whim" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does on a whim mean?
A: on a whim = based on a sudden and impulsive urge, desire or idea; without careful planning
for example: we decided to go to the beach on a whim
Q: What does political whims mean?
A: Sudden/impulsive/unusual/capricious political manners
Q: What does whim mean?
A: To do something on a whim means he did it last minute with no thought. "He did it on a whim" & "She bought the car on a whim" are some examples
Q: What does whim mean?
A: "impulsive desire"

Example sentences using "Whim"

Q: Please show me example sentences with on whim / on edge / on and on /in the lead.
A: I did it on a whim
The man was on edge.
The man spoke on and on
The team is in the lead
Q: Please show me example sentences with On a whim.
A: I went skydiving on a whim
She did it on a whim
Of course it doesn't make sense, she did it on a whim
It was a whim
I wouldn't call it a lifelong ambition, it was just a whim
Q: Please show me example sentences with on a whim.
A: "I bought this sweater on a whim" meaning that you didn't originally plan to get it, but rather you got it on impulse. As for how common it is, it's not something you hear everyday, but people won't look at you weird if you use it :)
Q: Please show me example sentences with on a whim.
A: 'On a whim, I grabbed my car keys and ran out."

"I decided on a whim that I'd go to the play."
Q: Please show me example sentences with whim .
A: He decided to go to the park on a whim.

I didn't kiss you on a whim! I've always loved you!

A servant has to accommodate every whim of her employer.

Synonyms of "Whim" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between at whim and on a whim ?
A: It's more usual to say "on a whim".
Q: What is the difference between on a whim and at whim ?
A: @kk77acb They are the same, I think the first is more common.
Q: What is the difference between whim and capricious ?
A: @sango: whim is a sudden desire or change of mind that is often unexplained while capricious is a sudden change in mood or behavior. so whim is dealing with thoughts while capricious is dealing with action and feeling :)
Q: What is the difference between whim and want ?
A: You can have a "want" for a long time. You cannot have a "whim" for a long time.

"Want" is usually a verb. "I want to go there."

"Whim" isn't usually a verb. "I whim to go there." sounds weird. "Whim" is something you "have". "I have a whim to go there."

You can "want" a "thing." "I want a new car."

You can't "whim" a "thing", and you can't have a "whim" for a "thing." You can't say, "I whim a new car", or "I have a whim for a new car."

Translations of "Whim"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? whim or caprice?
A: whim is more common, but some people say whim
some people say caprice, but other people say caprice
but it's "capricious"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "she did it on a whim". does it sound natural? is there another way to say that?
A: That sounds very natural :)

Other questions about "Whim"

Q: I usually don't do that, I did it on a whim. When I saw my daughter doing her calligraphy homework, I was kind of inspired to do the same. does this sound natural?
A: sounds great!! ☺️
Q: You can go anywhere you want on a whim. does this sound natural?
A: 한국말로 다시 쓸 수 있겠어요?
Q: Can I use these,'hastily' and 'on a whim', in the similar meaning of doing something suddenly without thinking through?
Like I bought something on a whim, I hastily purchased something.

And can you recommend other expressions that I can use in those situations?
A: Hastily is more often used when you bought something in a hurry without thinking it through.
On a whim is used when you do something suddenly but have given it a thought before doing it.
Q: On a whim, we decided to eat delivery food
(If its wrong, pleas correct me) does this sound natural?
A: what you want to say is " On a whim, we decided to eat takeout"
Q: I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said "I love you" on a whim. does this sound natural?
A: Check the question to view the answer

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