Play·ful a. Sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer. -- Play*ful*ly, adv. -- Play*ful*ness, n.
n 1: a festive merry feeling [syn: gaiety]
2: a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her
playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with" [syn: fun]
3: activities that are enjoyable or amusing; "I do it for the
fun of it"; "he is fun to have around" [syn: fun, merriment]