What does playful mean?

Definitions for playful
ˈpleɪ fəlplay·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. playful(adj)

    full of fun and high spirits

    "playful children just let loose from school"

Wiktionary

  1. playful(Adjective)

    liking play, prone to play frequently, such as a child or kitten; rather sportive.

    Actually, we are pretty playful in our romantic life.

    Etymology: From pleiful, equivalent to .

  2. playful(Adjective)

    funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome.

    Etymology: From pleiful, equivalent to .

  3. playful(Adjective)

    fun, recreational, not serious.

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

    Etymology: From pleiful, equivalent to .

  4. playful(Adjective)

    experimental.

    He was a rather playful artist.

    Etymology: From pleiful, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Playful(adj)

    sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer

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  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of playful in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of playful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of playful in a Sentence

  1. Tom Robbins:

    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.

  2. Stuart Price:

    In all 10 years since I've been photographing lions in Africa, yesterday afternoon was the first time I've ever pointed up to get the picture. This happened after a playful sub-adult male lion jumped into a tree less than five meters from our vehicle.

  3. Christian LeBlanc:

    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.

  4. Page Rast:

    We work with a lot of survivors with Moms Demand Action, and I can’t imagine how they must’ve felt seeing a cavalier, kind of playful tone taken with guns.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    The Paleolithic hunters who painted the unsurpassed animal murals on the ceiling of the cave at Altamira had only rudimentary tools. Art is older than production for use, and play older than work. Man was shaped less by what he had to do than by what he did in playful moments. It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities.

Images & Illustrations of playful

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