Synonyms for playful

Synonyms for (adjective) playful

Synonyms: playful

Definition: full of fun and high spirits

Usage: playful children just let loose from school

Similar words: frolicky, frolicsome, sportive, rollicking, coltish

Definition: given to merry frolicking

Usage: frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes


Similar words: roguish, rascally, devilish

Definition: playful in an appealingly bold way

Usage: a roguish grin


Similar words: elfin, elfish, elvish

Definition: usually good-naturedly mischievous

Usage: perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight; elvish tricks


Similar words: wicked, arch, mischievous, puckish, pixilated, prankish, impish, implike

Definition: naughtily or annoyingly playful

Usage: teasing and worrying with impish laughter; a wicked prank


Similar words: frisky, kittenish

Definition: playful like a lively kitten


Similar words: teasing, mocking, quizzical

Definition: playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

Usage: his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air- Lawrence Durrell