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synonyms for playful

  • cheerful
  • comical
  • flirtatious
  • frisky
  • good-natured
  • impish
  • joking
  • lighthearted
  • lively
  • mischievous
  • spirited
  • sprightly
  • tongue-in-cheek
  • whimsical
  • antic
  • blithe
  • coltish
  • elvish
  • feeling one's oats
  • frolicsome
  • full of pep
  • gamesome
  • gay
  • jaunty
  • jesting
  • jocund
  • joyous
  • merry
  • mirthful
  • prankish
  • puckish
  • rollicking
  • snappy
  • sportive
  • teasing
  • vivacious
  • waggish
  • zippy
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antonyms for playful

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  • apathetic
  • depressed
  • dispirited
  • grave
  • inactive
  • lazy
  • lethargic
  • lifeless
  • sad
  • serious
  • unhappy
  • humorless
  • working
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You can really just talk about you’re playful together in this dyad.
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He is at once ambitious with serious ideas, while maintaining a playful side.
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This month, we celebrate the playful genius of the famous British mathematician with two puzzles and an exploratory game.
CELEBRATING THE PLAYFUL MAGIC OF JOHN HORTON CONWAYPRADEEP MUTALIKOCTOBER 15, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
It wasn’t playful but intentional, pointed and meant to be instructive.
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It’s this OB-4 “magic radio” from Teenage Engineering, a design group that creates tech with a playful but premium approach.
TEENAGE ENGINEERING’S OB-4 ‘MAGIC RADIO’ IS A WEIRD AND BEAUTIFUL WIRELESS SPEAKERDEVIN COLDEWEYOCTOBER 1, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Featuring limited-edition versions of Teva’s classic sandal, the Original Universal, and Cotopaxi’s signature Teca windbreaker in playful prints and bright neon colors, the all-new Teva x Cotopaxi collection brings together two iconic brands.
RETRO VIBES THAT LOOK GOOD—AND DO GOODOUTSIDE EDITORSAUGUST 26, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
They were very playful and inclined to talk—to do anything but lie quiet and go to sleep.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Away in the meadows the lights of his men's torches darted hither and thither like playful jack-o'-lanterns.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Then he said with a playful sadness: "A moment ago you were not completely innocent of irony, were you?"
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Do not be fond of shewing my letter; the playful effusions of friendship would be construed by strangers as gross vanity.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
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WORDS RELATED TO PLAYFUL

  • artful
  • frolicsome
  • mischievous
  • pert
  • playful
  • roguish
  • saucy
  • sly
  • waggish
  • wily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.