whimsy

  1. the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

    Synonyms : arbitrariness, capriciousness, flightiness, whimsey, whimsicality
    Type Of : irresponsibility, irresponsibleness
  2. an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

    Synonyms : notion, whim, whimsey
    Type Of : idea, thought
    Examples :
    • he had a whimsy about flying to the moon
    • whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it

whiz-kid

  1. someone whose career progresses rapidly

    Synonyms : ball of fire, go-getter, whizz-kid
    Type Of : actor, doer, worker

wise

  1. United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)

    Synonyms : stephen samuel wise
  2. improperly forward or bold

    Synonyms : fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, sassy, saucy, smart
    Examples :
    • Don't get wise with me!
  3. United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)

    Synonyms : isaac mayer wise
  4. evidencing the possession of inside information

    Synonyms : knowing, wise to
  5. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

    Synonyms : heady, judicious
    Examples :
    • a wise decision
  6. a way of doing or being

    Type Of : style, manner, mode, fashion, way
    Examples :
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  7. having or prompted by wisdom or discernment

    Antonyms : foolish
    Examples :
    • a wise leader
    • a wise and perceptive comment

wish

  1. prefer or wish to do something

    Synonyms : care, like
    Type Of : want, desire
  2. feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of

    Synonyms : wish well
    Antonyms : begrudge
    Type Of : want, desire
  3. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

    Synonyms : compliments, regard
    Type Of : greeting, salutation
    Examples :
    • my best wishes
  4. invoke upon

    Synonyms : bid
    Type Of : recognise, recognize, greet
    Examples :
    • wish you a nice evening
  5. an expression of some desire or inclination

    Synonyms : indirect request
    Type Of : request, asking
    Examples :
    • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
  6. a specific feeling of desire

    Synonyms : want, wishing
    Type Of : desire
    Examples :
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
  7. hope for; have a wish

    Type Of : desire, want
    Examples :
    • I wish I could go home now
  8. make or express a wish

    Type Of : utter, give tongue to, express, verbalize, verbalise
    Examples :
    • I wish that Christmas were over
  9. order politely; express a wish for

    Type Of : order
  10. the particular preference that you have

    Type Of : preference, druthers
    Examples :
    • it was his last wish
    • they should respect the wishes of the people

worried

  1. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

    Synonyms : disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset
    Examples :
    • worried parents
    • a worried frown
    • one last worried check of the sleeping children
  2. mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc

    Synonyms : apprehensive
    Examples :
    • not used to a city and worried about small things

wan

  1. abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

    Synonyms : pale, pallid
    Examples :
    • her wan face suddenly flushed
  2. (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble

    Synonyms : pale, pallid, sick
    Examples :
    • the pale (or wan) stars
    • the wan light of dawn
  3. a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network

    Synonyms : wide area network
    Type Of : computer network
  4. become pale and sickly

    Type Of : sicken, come down
  5. lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness

    Examples :
    • a wan smile

wipe off

  1. remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

    Synonyms : efface, erase, rub out, score out
    Type Of : delete, cancel
  2. remove by wiping

    Synonyms : wipe away
    Type Of : take away, withdraw, remove, take

wander

  1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    Synonyms : cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond
    Type Of : locomote, travel, go, move
    Examples :
    • the wandering Jew
  2. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

    Synonyms : meander, thread, weave, wind
    Type Of : go, travel, locomote, move
    Examples :
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body
  3. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

    Synonyms : betray, cheat, cheat on, cuckold
    Type Of : delude, lead on, cozen, deceive
    Examples :
    • Might her husband be wandering?
  4. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

    Synonyms : digress, divagate, stray
    Type Of : tell
    Examples :
    • her mind wanders
  5. go via an indirect route or at no set pace

    Type Of : proceed, go forward, continue
    Examples :
    • After dinner, we wandered into town

western

  1. of wind; from the west

    Synonyms : westerly
  2. a sandwich made from a western omelet

    Synonyms : western sandwich
    Type Of : sandwich
  3. a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development

    Synonyms : horse opera
    Type Of : feature film, feature
  4. lying toward or situated in the west

    Examples :
    • our company's western office
  5. of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River

    Antonyms : eastern
  6. relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts

    Antonyms : eastern
    Examples :
    • the western world
    • western thought

wrenching

  1. causing great physical or mental suffering

    Synonyms : racking
    Examples :
    • a wrenching pain