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English noun: playfulness

1. playfulness (feeling) a festive merry feeling


Broader (hypernym)levity

2. playfulness (attribute) a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

SamplesHer 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

Attributeplayful, serious, sober, unplayful

3. playfulness (act) activities that are enjoyable or amusing

SamplesI do it for the fun of it.
He is fun to have around.

Synonymsfun, merriment

Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation

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