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Definitions and Synonyms of playfulness | Another word for playfulness | What is playfulness?

Definition 1: activities that are enjoyable or amusing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where playfulness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I do it for the fun of it
  • he is fun to have around

Synonyms for playfulness in the sense of this definition

(playfulness is a kind of ...) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

Definition 2: a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where playfulness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her playfulness surprised me
  • he was fun to be with

Synonyms for playfulness in the sense of this definition

(playfulness is a kind of ...) the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible

(... is a kind of playfulness ) playful humor

(... is a kind of playfulness ) inappropriate playfulness

(... is a kind of playfulness ) lively high-spirited playfulness

(... is a kind of playfulness ) the trait of behaving like an imp

(... is a kind of playfulness ) the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous

"she didn't appreciate my humor" "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"

(... are attributes of playfulness) full of fun and high spirits

"playful children just let loose from school"

(... are attributes of playfulness) completely lacking in playfulness

Definition 3: a festive merry feeling - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for playfulness in the sense of this definition

(playfulness is a kind of ...) feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness

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