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See definition of playing on Dictionary.com
  • as inloose
  • as inperforming
  • as inacting
  • as indalliance
  • as inenactment
  • as inrecitation

synonyms for playing

  • careless
  • easy
  • fast
  • lax
  • abandoned
  • corrupt
  • debauched
  • dissipated
  • light
  • playing around
  • swinging
  • wanton
  • disreputable
  • dissolute
  • heedless
  • high living
  • immoral
  • imprudent
  • inconstant
  • lewd
  • libertine
  • licentious
  • negligent
  • out of control
  • profligate
  • rash
  • reckless
  • unchaste
  • unrestrained
  • assuming
  • characterization
  • depiction
  • dramatics
  • enacting
  • enactment
  • feigning
  • hamming
  • histrionics
  • imitating
  • imitation
  • impersonation
  • improvisation
  • mime
  • mimicry
  • pantomime
  • performance
  • portrayal
  • portraying
  • posing
  • posturing
  • pretending
  • pretense
  • putting
  • rendition
  • seeming
  • stagecraft
  • stooging
  • theatre
  • theatricals
  • showing off
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antonyms for playing

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  • chaste
  • strict
  • clean
  • decent
  • moral
  • pure
  • uncorrupt
  • virtuous
      • hastening
      • hurrying
      • push
      • rush
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      How to use playing in a sentence

      He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.
      THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
      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.
      RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
      He really seems to care almost nothing for his piano-playing or for his piano compositions.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      But I always suspected it was a stratagem on his part to avoid playing, and that nothing really ailed him.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      You speak with about as little reflection as we might expect from one of those children down there playing in the sand.
      THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
      But we must not class in this unclean category Lord Spunyarn and his friend Haggard, who were both playing at the big table.
      THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
      There was a band playing down at Klein's hotel, and the strains reached them faintly, tempered by the distance.
      THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
      Please understand that nobody here had the least intention of playing a trick upon you!
      PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
      I wonder if I shall ever be stirred again as Mademoiselle Reisz's playing moved me to-night.
      THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
      Since the end of 1847, not a penny has come into his own pocket either through piano-playing and conducting, or through teaching.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO PLAYING

      • assuming
      • characterization
      • depiction
      • dramatics
      • enacting
      • enactment
      • feigning
      • hamming
      • histrionics
      • imitating
      • imitation
      • impersonation
      • improvisation
      • mime
      • mimicry
      • pantomime
      • performance
      • playing
      • portrayal
      • portraying
      • posing
      • posturing
      • pretending
      • pretense
      • putting
      • rendition
      • seeming
      • showing off
      • stagecraft
      • stooging
      • theatre
      • theatricals
      Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.