AskDefine | Define playful

Dictionary Definition

playful adj : full of fun and high spirits; "playful children sjust let loose from school" [ant: unplayful]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. liking play, prone to play frequently, such as a child or kitten; rather sportive.
    Actually, we are pretty playful in our romantic life.
  2. funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome.
    John is a playful fellow.
    A party hat is a playful conical hat people wear at parties.
  3. fun, recreational, not serious.
    A brainteaser is a playful puzzle posed as a test of intelligence.
  4. experimental.
    He was a rather playful artist.

Derived terms

Translations

Liking or prone to play
  • French: folâtre, enjoué
  • Hebrew: , ,
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