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Playfully vs. Playful

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Playfullyadverb

In a playful manner.

Playfuladjective

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

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

Playfullyadverb

in a playful manner;

‘she loosened the half-hoop of diamonds on her left hand third finger and held it out to him playfully’;

Playfuladjective

funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome.

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

Playfuladjective

fun, recreational, not serious.

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

Playfuladjective

experimental.

‘He was a rather playful artist.’;

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Playfuladjective

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

Playfuladjective

full of fun and high spirits;

‘playful children sjust let loose from school’;

Playfuladjective

fond of games and amusement; light-hearted

‘a playful tomboy who loves to dress up’;

Playfuladjective

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

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

Playfuladjective

giving or expressing pleasure and amusement

‘the ballet accents the playful use of movement’;

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