What does playful mean?

Definitions for playful
ˈpleɪ fəlplay·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. playfuladjective

    full of fun and high spirits

    "playful children just let loose from school"

Wiktionary

  1. playfuladjective

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

    Actually, we are pretty playful in our romantic life.

  2. playfuladjective

    funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome.

  3. playfuladjective

    fun, recreational, not serious.

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

  4. playfuladjective

    experimental.

    He was a rather playful artist.

  5. Etymology: From pleiful, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Playfuladjective

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Playfuladjective

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

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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. Julie Morales:

    He’s just such a happy, playful animal.

  2. Morgan Wallen:

    I was around some of my friends and we just, we say dumb stuff together. In our minds it's playful. It sounds ignorant but that's really where it came from, and it's wrong, we were all clearly drunk and I was asking his girlfriend to take care of him because he was drunk and he was leaving. I didn't mean it in any derogatory manner at all.

  3. Hermes Gadelha:

    Human sperm figured out if they roll as they swim, much like playful otters corkscrewing through water, their one-sided stroke would average itself out, and they would swim forwards, the rotation of the sperm is something that is very important. It's something that allows the sperm to regain a symmetry and actually be able to go straight.

  4. 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.

  5. Morgan Wallen:

    I was around some of my friends, and we say dumb stuff together, in our minds, it’s playful. That sounds ignorant but that’s really where it came from. And it’s wrong.

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