Playful meaning

plā'fəl
Full of fun and high spirits; frolicsome or sportive.

A playful kitten.

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John is a playful fellow.

A party hat is a playful conical hat people wear at parties.

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Fun, recreational, not serious.

A brainteaser is a playful puzzle posed as a test of intelligence.

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He was a rather playful artist.

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The definition of playful is a lively and fun person or thing, or something said or done in a joking way.

An example of playful is a dog fetching a ball.

An example of playful is a satire.

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Humorous; jesting.
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Fond of play or fun; frisky.
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Said or done in fun; jocular.
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Liking play, prone to play frequently, such as a child or kitten; rather sportive.

Actually, we are pretty playful in our romantic life.

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Origin of playful

  • From Middle English pleiful, equivalent to play +"Ž -ful.
    From Wiktionary