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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. playfulness

    Wit is the quick perception of unusual or commonly unperceived analogies or relations between things apparently unrelated, and has been said to depend upon a union of surprise and pleasure; it depends certainly on the production of a diverting, entertaining, or merrymaking surprise. The analogies with which wit plays are often superficial or artificial; humor deals with real analogies of an amusing or entertaining kind, or with traits of character that are seen to have a comical side as soon as brought to view. Wit is keen, sudden, brief, and sometimes severe; humor is deep, thoughtful, sustained, and always kindly. Pleasantry is lighter and less vivid than wit. Fun denotes the merry results produced by wit and humor, or by any fortuitous occasion of mirth, and is pronounced and often hilarious.

    Synonyms:
    banter, burlesque, drollery, facetiousness, fun, humor, jest, jocularity, joke, pleasantry, raillery, waggery, waggishness, wit, witticism

    Antonyms:
    dulness, gravity, seriousness, sobriety, solemnity, stolidity, stupidity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaiety, playfulnessnoun

    a festive merry feeling

    Synonyms:
    gaiety, merriment, fun

  2. playfulness, funnoun

    a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

    "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"

    Synonyms:
    gaiety, play, merriment, sport, fun

  3. fun, merriment, playfulnessnoun

    activities that are enjoyable or amusing

    "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around"

    Synonyms:
    gaiety, play, merriment, fun, sport

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How to use playfulness in a sentence?

  1. Amr Gaber:

    Retaliation is a common fear tactic and one that I saw frequently when I was organizing fast food and retail workers. This tells me that behind the mask of playfulness and positivity, Google is just another ruthless business.

  2. danwise:

    When in doubt about how to live watch the dogs and the kids. Curiosity and playfulness.

  3. Dennis MacDonald:

    We worked 12-hour days steadily for two months to create the art, i wanted the entire project to evoke a sense of playfulness and good humor, and in this regard, I consider the project to be a success.

  4. Edward Hoagland:

    There often seems to be a playfulness to wise people, as if either their equanimity has as its source this playfulness or the playfulness flows from the equanimity; and they can persuade other people who are in a state of agitation to calm down and manage a smile.

  5. Flora Colao:

    Life is playfulness... we need to play so that we can rediscover the magical around us.


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