Synonyms and Antonyms of playful
given to good-natured joking or teasing <the little girl was lighthearted and playful> Synonyms antic, coltish, elfish, fay, frisky, frolicsome, larky, rollicking, sportful, sportive Related Words coy, kittenish; gay, happy, lighthearted, whimsical; energetic, frolic, jocund, lively, merry, spirited, sprightly, spunky, vivacious; devilish, impish, knavish, mischievous, pixie (also pixy), rascally, roguish; amusing, diverting, enjoyable, entertaining, fun, pleasurable; dabbling, frivolous, goofy, silly, trifling; delightful, pleasant, pleasing; jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, prankish, teasing Near Antonyms dutiful, responsible; grave, grim, serious, solemn, somber (or sombre), stern, stolid; no-nonsense, priggish, starchy, stuffy; decorous, formal, proper, sedate, staid; guarded, inhibited, restrained Antonyms earnest, serious-minded, sober, sobersided
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