Definitions for playful
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word playful.
full of fun and high spirits
"playful children just let loose from school"
liking play, prone to play frequently, such as a child or kitten; rather sportive.
Actually, we are pretty playful in our romantic life.
funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome.
fun, recreational, not serious.
A brainteaser is a playful puzzle posed as a test of intelligence.
He was a rather playful artist.
Etymology: From pleiful, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Sportive; full of levity.
Etymology: play and full.
He is scandalized at youth for being lively, and at childhood for being playful. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 494.
Play is a range of intrinsically motivated activities done for recreational pleasure and enjoyment. Play is commonly associated with children and juvenile-level activities, but may be engaged in at any life stage, and among other higher-functioning animals as well, most notably mammals and birds. Many prominent researchers in the field of psychology, including Melanie Klein, Jean Piaget, William James, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Lev Vygotsky have erroneously viewed play as confined to the human species, believing play was important for human development and using different research methods to prove their theories. Play is often interpreted as frivolous; yet the player can be intently focused on their objective, particularly when play is structured and goal-oriented, as in a game. Accordingly, play can range from relaxed, free-spirited and spontaneous through frivolous to planned or even compulsive. Play is not just a pastime activity; it has the potential to serve as an important tool in numerous aspects of daily life for adolescents, adults, and cognitively advanced non-human species (such as primates). Not only does play promote and aid in physical development (such as hand-eye coordination), but it also aids in cognitive development and social skills, and can even act as a stepping stone into the world of integration, which can be a very stressful process. Play is something that most children partake in, but the way play is executed is different between cultures and the way that children engage with play varies universally.
Playful refers to showing a light-hearted, lively, energetic, and typically spontaneous behavior that is full of fun and amusement. This term can be used to describe not only people, especially children, but also animals who engage in activities for enjoyment or relaxation rather than a serious or practical purpose.
sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer
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The numerical value of playful in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of playful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I know nothing about the actual elephant other than its love for selfies, its personality was very playful and it clearly had a craving for bananas because it devoured them.
Nandi just captivates everyone. I don’t think there’s a visitor that has come to see her who has n’t been touched by her. She’s so active and playful, and interactive … it’s great to see the whole herd together.
I’m a show off!, Doesn’t mean that I’m settled off. When you bypass everything, There isn’t anything. I got stranded, played and cheated, Yet, I’m here playing hard hearted! I may be a pessimist, Still, no point being realistic. Never it’s love or lust, It’s always, a playful dust.
I had five hundred, but we sold them all, people are revolted with politics. The masks are basically a playful way to protest, in a fun way, without violence.
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
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- παιχνιδιάρης, παιχνιδιάρικοςGreek
- divertido, juguetónSpanish
- enjoué, joueur, folâtre, espiègleFrench
- עליז, משעשע, משתובב, משתעשע, אוהב משחקיםHebrew
- giocherellone, giocondo, divertente, buffo, scherzoso, allegroItalian
- jautrs, draisksLatvian
- игрив, палав, разигран, шеговитMacedonian
- игривый, шутливыйRussian
- lekfull, skämtSwedish
- oyuncu, oyunbazTurkish
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