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frolic

noun

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  1. 1 a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke we indulgently listened to the senior citizens share memories of long-ago frolics Synonyms antic, caper, capriccio, dido, escapade, prank, gag, jest, knavery, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], shine(s), trick, waggeryRelated Words skylarking; adventure, experience, game, lark, time; high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, play, roughhousing, rowdyism; shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; joking, kidding, teasing; gambit, hoax, maneuver, ploy; deed, feat, mission, performance, stunt; caprice, conceit, fancy, vagary, whim, whimsy (also whimsey); deceit, deception, delusion, fooling, fraud, hanky-panky, hoodwinking, ruse, sham, stratagem, subterfuge, trickery, wile

  2. 2 a time or instance of carefree fun took the long weekend as a three-day frolic and spent it at the beach Synonyms binge, frisk, fling, gambol, idyll (also idyl), lark, ploy, revel, rollick, romp, spreeRelated Words caper, escapade, prank; bender, brannigan, bum, bust, carouse, souse, splore [Scottish], toot; antic, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s); field day; festivity, merriment, merrymaking; enjoyment, indulgence, pleasure, self-indulgence; amusement, diversion, entertainment, recreation

  3. 3 activity engaged in to amuse oneself firmly believes that childhood should be a time of carefree frolic Synonyms dalliance, play, frolicking, fun, fun and games, recreation, relaxation, rollicking, sportRelated Words gamboling (or gambolling), romping; amusement, diversion, entertainment; hobby, hobbyhorse, pastime; delight, enjoyment, pleasance, pleasure; friskiness, playfulness, sportiveness, wantonness; devilment, devilry (or deviltry), hanky-panky, hob, impishness, jinks, knavery, mischief, mischievousness, rascality, roguishness, waggery; binge, fling, kick, lark, revel, rollick, spree; hilarity, merriment, merrymaking, revelry, whoopee; buffoonery, high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, tomfooleryNear Antonyms drudgery, labor, work; duty, obligation, responsibility

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frolic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of frolic


frolic

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of frolic

  1. 1 to play and run about happily scores of swimmers were frolicking in the ocean surf along the beach Synonyms caper, cavort, disport, frisk, gambol, lark, rollick, romp, sport Related Words bound, hop, leap, lope, skip, spring, trip, tumble; curvet, dance, prance; carouse, revel, roister; carry on, fool around, horse around; clown, cut up; joyride, roughhouse, skylark; kite Phrases cut capers, kick up one's heels Near Antonyms mope, pout, stew, sulk

  2. 2 to engage in activity for amusement he would rather frolic than do yard work any day of the week Synonyms dally, disport, play, recreate, rollick, skylark, sport, toyRelated Words cavort, frisk, gambol, romp; dabble, trifle; amuse, divert, entertain; delight, please; dabble, fiddle (around), mess around, putter (around); bum (around), dawdle, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], idle, loaf, lounge (around or about), relax, rest, screw around, slack (off); jest, joke, teaseNear Antonyms drudge, labor, plod, plug (away), slave, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, work


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