Whimsy vs Extravagance - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between whimsy and extravagance
is that whimsy
is a quaint and fanciful idea a whim playfully odd behaviour while extravagance
is excessive or superfluous expenditure of money.
As a verb whimsy
is to fill with whimsies or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.
A quaint and fanciful idea. A whim. Playfully odd behaviour.
- The whimsies of poets and painters. — Ray.
- Men's folly, whimsies , and inconstancy. — Swift.
- Mistaking the whimseys of a feverish brain for the calm revelation of truth. — Bancroft.
, date=May 27
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992)
, work=The Onion AV Club
, passage=It’s a lovely sequence cut too short because the show seems afraid to give itself over to romance and whimsy
and wistfulness when it has wedgie jokes to deliver. }}
An impulsive, illogical or capricious character.
(mining) A whim.
To fill with whimsies or whims; to make fantastic; to craze.
* J. Fletcher
- To have a man's brain whimsied with his wealth.
Excessive or superfluous expenditure of money.
Prodigality as in extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, or demands.
:They spared nothing in obtaining extravagances for each other. Everything was lavish and wildly in excess. They were in love!
*:A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire. In fact, that arm-chair had been an extravagance of Mrs. Bunting. She had wanted her husband to be comfortable after the day's work was done, and she had paid thirty-seven shillings for the chair.