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Playful vs. Mischievous

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Playfuladjective

liking play, prone to play frequently, such as a child or kitten; rather sportive.

‘Actually, we are pretty playful in our romantic life.’;

Mischievousadjective

Causing mischief; injurious.

Playfuladjective

funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome.

‘John is a playful fellow.’; ‘A party hat is a playful conical hat people wear at parties.’;

Mischievousadjective

Troublesome, cheeky, badly behaved.

‘Matthew had a twin brother called Edward, who was always mischievous and badly behaved.’;

Playfuladjective

fun, recreational, not serious.

‘A brainteaser is a playful puzzle posed as a test of intelligence.’;

Mischievousadjective

Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; - now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child.

‘This false, wily, doubling disposition is intolerably mischievous to society.’;

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Playfuladjective

experimental.

‘He was a rather playful artist.’;

Mischievousadjective

naughtily or annoyingly playful;

‘teasing and worrying with impish laughter’;

Playfuladjective

Sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer.

Mischievousadjective

badly behaved;

‘he was saucy and mischievous in school’; ‘a naughty boy’;

Playfuladjective

full of fun and high spirits;

‘playful children sjust let loose from school’;

Mischievousadjective

deliberately causing harm or damage;

‘mischievous rumors and falsehoods’;

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Playfuladjective

fond of games and amusement; light-hearted

‘a playful tomboy who loves to dress up’;

Mischievousadjective

causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way

‘mischievous children’; ‘a mischievous grin’;

Playfuladjective

intended for one's own or others' amusement rather than seriously

‘he gave me a playful punch on the arm’;

Mischievousadjective

(of an action or statement) causing or intended to cause harm or trouble

‘a mischievous allegation for which there is not a shred of evidence’;

Playfuladjective

giving or expressing pleasure and amusement

‘the ballet accents the playful use of movement’;

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