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adjective as in performing

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But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?

But when a serial sex predator is playing fanboy, the gag reflex kicks in.

Chen bowed her head during the playing of “America the Beautiful.”

And then I got on a plane, and guess what was playing: I Never Sang for My Father.

Sometimes the ads would get in the way of playing, and a perfectly lined up shot would be ruined.

He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.

I could have sworn I heard a cry, and one of my men spoke in a tone that assured me my imagination had not been playing a trick.

He really seems to care almost nothing for his piano-playing or for his piano compositions.

But I always suspected it was a stratagem on his part to avoid playing, and that nothing really ailed him.

You speak with about as little reflection as we might expect from one of those children down there playing in the sand.

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On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to playing, such as: easy, fast, lax, abandoned, corrupt, and debauched.

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