Synonyms for frolic
- fun and games
- high jinks
Antonyms for frolic
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FROLIC
The frolic with the child seemed to have blown away a fog from between them.
He prefers to frolic and philosophise with his prodigy on the sands.
She still held the bit in her jaws; her frolic had only just begun.
They were all as happy and full of frolic as all boys in the spring-time of life ought to be.
Beseech me from the grass; Wings frolic in the air, And graze me as they pass.
They play with each other in every possible way, and frolic just as if they were in their native woods.
With young people bent on a frolic, they could be the gayest of the party.
A contemptible love of fun and frolic is the ruling passion of her life.
It was music, mirth, care-free happiness and frolic personified.
The squirrel in the woods is as full of frolic and play as a kitten.
1530s, as an adjective, "joyous, merry," from Middle Dutch vrolyc (adj.) "happy," from vro- "merry, glad," + lyc "like." Cognate with German fröhlich "happy." The stem is cognate with Old Norse frar "swift," Middle English frow "hasty," from PIE *preu- (see frog (n.1)), giving the whole an etymological sense akin to "jumping for joy." The verb is first attested 1580s. Related: Frolicked; frolicking. As a noun, from 1610s.