Definition of Playfulness

1. Noun. A festive merry feeling.

Exact synonyms: Gaiety
Generic synonyms: Levity
Derivative terms: Playful



2. Noun. A disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement. "He was fun to be with"

3. Noun. Activities that are enjoyable or amusing. "He is fun to have around"
Exact synonyms: Fun, Merriment
Generic synonyms: Diversion, Recreation
Derivative terms: Funny

Definition of Playfulness

1. Noun. The quality of being playful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Playfulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Playfulness

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Literary usage of Playfulness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Literary Style: And Other Essays by William Mathews (1881)
"By playfulness is meant that indescribable something " which, at particular times, surrounds particular people like an electric atmosphere, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1864)
"There are, of course, games which are mere games ¡English wits, none throws eo amiable a light on the essential vein of his intellect—its playfulness—as ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"... was appointed to discharge similar duties for James, and he has described in attractive verse the prince's playfulness in infancy ..."

4. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"To "give one a green gown " sometimes means to go beyond the bounds of innocent playfulness. '• Had any dared 10 give her [Narcissa] a -green Tho lair ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In disposition it is lively and intelligent, and its playfulness in captivity contrasts greatly with the lethargy По. i,—Thn Corto* ..."

6. London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions by Henry Benjamin Wheatley, Peter Cunningham (1891)
"... wrote a poetic " Address to Mr. Cross on the Death of the Elephant," and in it he records this animal's playfulness and sagacity, and adds, ..."

7. Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge by Sara Coleridge Coleridge, Edith Coleridge (1873)
"A Pet Name—Childlike playfulness of Aristophanes—Theological Readings of SC—The Miracle ... playfulness ..."

8. Literary Style: And Other Essays by William Mathews (1881)
"By playfulness is meant that indescribable something " which, at particular times, surrounds particular people like an electric atmosphere, ..."

9. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1864)
"There are, of course, games which are mere games ¡English wits, none throws eo amiable a light on the essential vein of his intellect—its playfulness—as ..."

10. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"... was appointed to discharge similar duties for James, and he has described in attractive verse the prince's playfulness in infancy ..."

11. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"To "give one a green gown " sometimes means to go beyond the bounds of innocent playfulness. '• Had any dared 10 give her [Narcissa] a -green Tho lair ..."

12. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In disposition it is lively and intelligent, and its playfulness in captivity contrasts greatly with the lethargy По. i,—Thn Corto* ..."

13. London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions by Henry Benjamin Wheatley, Peter Cunningham (1891)
"... wrote a poetic " Address to Mr. Cross on the Death of the Elephant," and in it he records this animal's playfulness and sagacity, and adds, ..."

14. Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge by Sara Coleridge Coleridge, Edith Coleridge (1873)
"A Pet Name—Childlike playfulness of Aristophanes—Theological Readings of SC—The Miracle ... playfulness ..."

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