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  • n. The quality of being playful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being playful; sportiveness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a festive merry feeling
  • n. a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
  • n. activities that are enjoyable or amusing


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