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noun as in high-spirited state

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They’re among the wisest animals because they’re spontaneous and playful and content with whatever life presents them.

From Vox

Seemingly more playful is a painting by another Beirut native, Helen Zughaib, who places a Roy Lichtenstein-style beauty behind a 3-D decorative screen.

I mean playful behavior without immediate goals and benefits, without even the possibility of failure.

Here’s a playful red blend that is indeed a mash-up — it takes Australia’s cabernet-shiraz blends and its more traditional Rhone-style GMS, or grenache, mourvedre and shiraz, and well, it’s a GMS with some cabernet.

“We were freed from the restrictions of gravity and crowd control in a virtual space, so we could be more playful,” said Lynham.

From Digiday

This is kind of an accidental career for me—which is why I approach it with irreverence and playfulness.

In its playfulness, this trial run for revolution set the tone for what was to follow.

A hearty reminder of the power, malleability, and deep playfulness of the novel form.

You embody my dream combination of human qualities: honesty, anger and playfulness.

And by then, she was ready to reclaim some of the playfulness she'd relinquished so young.

Usually in high spirits, he often displayed a boyish playfulness that resembled the gambols of a big good-natured dog.

The wretched attempt at playfulness actually frightened Elle, who shrunk again to the side of her friend.

The insinuating affectionateness and winning playfulness had hitherto not been brought out so distinctly.

Meaning, perhaps, that a man's temper is such that he passes from the extreme of playfulness to that of passion very quickly.

Some emotion, or exhaustion from the strain of the swimmer's breath in speech, stopped her playfulness.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to playfulness, such as: friskiness, frolicsomeness, gaiety, jest, merrymaking, and sportiveness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.