English noun: playfulness
|1.||playfulness (feeling) a festive merry feeling|
|2.||playfulness (attribute) a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement|
|Samples||Her playfulness surprised me.|
He was fun to be with.
|Broader (hypernym)||frivolity, frivolousness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||archness, facetiousness, friskiness, frolicsomeness, humor, humour, impertinence, impishness, mischievousness, perkiness, pertness, puckishness, sauciness, sense of humor, sense of humour, sportiveness, whimsicality|
|Attribute||playful, serious, sober, unplayful|
|3.||playfulness (act) activities that are enjoyable or amusing|
|Samples||I do it for the fun of it.|
He is fun to have around.
|Broader (hypernym)||diversion, recreation|