playful - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈpleɪf(ə)l/
  1. 1
    lively and full of fun

    playful kittens

    She was in a playful mood.

  2. 2
    intended to be funny or friendly rather than serious

    He gave her a playful pat on the back.

derived words

playfully

adverb

She nudged him playfully in the ribs.

playfulness

noun [uncountable]