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playful

play·ful

playful

 
pronunciation:
pleI fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: cheerfully energetic.
The children were in a playful mood.
synonyms:
frisky, frolicsome, full of beans, lively, rollicking
antonyms:
frumpy
similar words:
coltish, high-spirited, sprightly
definition 2: gently humorous; not serious.
a tone of playful criticism
synonyms:
facetious, tongue-in-cheek
antonyms:
serious, staid
similar words:
amusing, frivolous, humorous, lighthearted, silly, sportive, waggish
derivations: playfully (adv.), playfulness (n.)
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