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Playfull vs. Playful: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 23, 2023
'Playfull' is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is 'playful', which means full of fun and good spirits.

Which is correct: Playfull or Playful

How to spell Playful?

Playfull is Incorrect

Playful is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember, 'full' becomes 'ful' in compound words.
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Dec 23, 2023
'Playful' aligns with other similar words like 'joyful' or 'harmful'.
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Think of 'play' and then just add 'ful'.
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Dec 23, 2023
Count the number of Ls – 'playful' has only one.
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Associate 'playful' with simplicity – fewer letters, simpler spelling.
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Dec 23, 2023
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Playfull and Playful Definitions

Playfull

Playfull is an incorrect spelling of playful.
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Playful

Displaying a sense of fun.
The puppy's playful behavior brought joy to everyone.
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Playfull

Archaic form of playful
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Playful

Amusing and entertaining.
He told a playful story that captivated the children.
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Playful

Lighthearted and spirited.
Her playful laugh was infectious.
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Playful

Inclined to play or frolic.
The playful kitten chased its tail.
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Playful

Full of energy and enthusiasm.
The kids were in a playful mood after eating cake.
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Playful

Full of fun and high spirits; frolicsome or sportive
A playful kitten.
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Playful

Humorous; jesting
"He meant to be conversationally playful but his voice had no tone" (Saul Bellow).
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Playful

Liking play, prone to play frequently, such as a child or kitten; rather sportive.
Actually, we are pretty playful in our romantic life.
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Playful

Funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome.
John is a playful fellow.
A party hat is a playful conical hat people wear at parties.
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Playful

Fun, recreational, not serious.
A brainteaser is a playful puzzle posed as a test of intelligence.
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Playful

Experimental.
He was a rather playful artist.
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Playful

Sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer.
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Playful

Full of fun and high spirits;
Playful children sjust let loose from school
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FAQs

Which vowel is used before playful?

Typically, the indefinite article 'a' is used before 'playful'.
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Dec 23, 2023

What is the verb form of playful?

There is no direct verb form of 'playful'; it's an adjective derived from the verb 'play'.
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Dec 23, 2023

What is the plural form of playful?

'Playful' remains the same in plural usage.
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Which article is used with playful?

Both 'a' and 'the' can be used, depending on the context.
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Dec 23, 2023

What is the singular form of playful?

'Playful' itself is singular; it doesn't change in plural form.
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Dec 23, 2023

Why is it called playful?

Because it describes someone or something full of play, fun, or light-heartedness.
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What is the pronunciation of playful?

Playful is pronounced as /ˈpleɪfəl/.
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Is playful a negative or positive word?

'Playful' is generally considered a positive word.
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What part of speech is playful?

'Playful' is an adjective.
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What is the root word of playful?

The root word of 'playful' is 'play'.
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Is playful an adverb?

No, 'playful' is not an adverb.
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Is playful a vowel or consonant?

This question is not applicable; 'playful' is a word, not a single letter.
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Is playful a countable noun?

'Playful' is an adjective, not a noun, so it's not countable.
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How many syllables are in playful?

There are two syllables in 'playful'.
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Which preposition is used with playful?

Prepositions like 'in', 'with', or 'of' can be used, depending on context.
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Which conjunction is used with playful?

Conjunctions like 'and' or 'but' can be used with 'playful'.
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Dec 23, 2023

What is another term for playful?

'Frolicsome' or 'lighthearted' are synonyms for 'playful'.
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Which determiner is used with playful?

Determiners like 'a', 'the', or 'this' can be used.
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Is playful a collective noun?

No, 'playful' is an adjective, not a noun.
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Dec 23, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in playful?

The first syllable, 'play', is stressed.
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What is the first form of playful?

'Playful' does not have forms as it is not a verb.
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Is playful an abstract noun?

No, it's not a noun; 'playful' is an adjective.
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Is the playful term a metaphor?

'Playful' can be part of metaphorical language but is not itself a metaphor.
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Is the word playful imperative?

No, 'playful' is descriptive, not a command (imperative).
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Dec 23, 2023

How do we divide playful into syllables?

Play-ful.
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Dec 23, 2023

What is the opposite of playful?

'Serious' or 'solemn' could be considered opposites.
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What is the second form of playful?

As an adjective, 'playful' does not have different forms.
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What is the third form of playful?

'Playful' remains constant as it's an adjective.
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Is playful a noun or adjective?

'Playful' is an adjective.
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How is playful used in a sentence?

"The cat's playful antics kept us entertained all afternoon."
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Dec 23, 2023
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