What is another word for playful?

Pronunciation: [plˈe͡ɪfə͡l] (IPA)

Playful is a word that embodies youthful energy and a sense of frivolity. It can be useful to have a variety of synonyms for this word to express different degrees of playfulness. Some playful synonyms include mischievous, frolicsome, jocular, cheeky, lighthearted, and whimsical. Mischievous implies a sly sense of humor while frolicsome suggests childlike playfulness. Jocular is often used to describe someone who is quick with a joke, while cheeky denotes a bit of impudence. Lighthearted connotes a carefree attitude and whimsical suggests a fanciful and imaginative nature. With these synonyms at your disposal, you can add nuance and depth to your descriptions of playful behavior.

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What are the opposite words for playful?

The antonyms of playful are serious, disciplined, solemn, formal, and dull. Serious refers to a person who is earnest and does not engage in playful behavior. Disciplined denotes a person who is focused, controlled, and not easily distracted. Solemn refers to something that is deeply serious or formal, such as a wedding or a funeral. Formal implies something that is done according to established rules and regulations. Dull means boring or uninteresting, and is the complete opposite of playful, which denotes liveliness, fun, and amusement. Antonyms can help us understand the different shades of meaning in a word, and provide us with a fuller appreciation of language.

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Usage examples for Playful

With a pretty impulse she held out her right hand, half grave, half playful.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
Many of these almost unconscious reckonings took the form of playful impressions, and were not even at the time written down.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
Changing the metaphor, she speaks of herself as a peak, which Monaldeschi has chosen to scale, and which he wrongly hoped to descend when he should be weary of the position, by the same ladder by which he climbed; and her half-playful words assume a still more sinister import, as she depicts the whirling waters, the frightful rocky abyss, into which a moment's giddiness on his part, a touch from her, might precipitate him.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Playful

  • It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
    Thomas Aquinas
  • One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
    Thomas Arnold
  • My first album is playful.
    Mary J. Blige
  • Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
    Charles Eastman
  • It is in the nature of the New Yorker to be as topical as possible, on a level that is often small in scale and playful in intention.
    Brendan Gill

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