Synonyms and Antonyms of PLAY

a written work in which the story is told through speech and action that is intended to be acted out on stage <we'll be putting on a school play using that stage>
an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously <I didn't mean to insult anyone, for it was all just play>
Synonyms game, jest, play, sport
Antonyms earnest
the act or practice of employing something for a particular purpose <the host's sense of humor was obviously in play during the awards ceremony>
Related Words exertion; reuse
Near Antonyms disuse, nonuse
a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end <the guy at the bar made an unusually creative play to get her phone number>
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