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 for playful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Playful \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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let
             loose from school" [ant: serious, sober, unplayful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "playful":
     animated, antic, arch, blithe, capersome, cheerful, coltish,
     dashing, devilish, elfish, elvish, exuberant, facetious, foolish,
     frisky, frolicsome, full of beans, full of mischief, fun-loving,
     gamesome, gay, gleeful, hearty, high-spirited, hilarious, humorous,
     impish, jesting, jocund, joking, jolly, jovial, kittenish, knavish,
     larking, larkish, lighthearted, lively, merry, mirthful,
     mischief-loving, mischievous, pixie, pixieish, pixilated, prankish,
     pranksome, pranky, puckish, roguish, rollicking, rollicksome,
     rompish, scampish, scapegrace, skittish, spirited, sportful,
     sportive, sprightly, teasing, trickish, tricksy, tricky, vital,
     vivacious, waggish, whimsical, wicked, zestful, zippy

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