Definitions of playfulness

  1. a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state of being playful. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for playfulness

  1. The daughter- in- law also remained alien to the big house; but the children, Constance and Jetje, were always like golden sunbeams, sometimes whirling in a sound of yet stammering voices of early springtime, as they went along the stairs and passages with their nurse- one already toddling on foot, the other still carried- to go for a drive in the governess- cart or to play in the conservatory, where the old great- grandmother, at the window, looked on with vague smiles at their playfulness which was that of very small children. – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  2. " I hope," said I, a trifle tremulously, " that no typewriter so far forgot herself as to admit noticing playfulness on my part." – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers