Frolicsome Frol"ic*some, a. Full of gayety and mirth; given to pranks; sportive. [1913 Webster]

Old England, who takes a frolicsome brain fever once every two or three years, for the benefit of her doctors. --Sir W. Scott. -- {Frol"ic*some*ly}, adv. -- {Frol"ic*some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • frolicsome — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • frolicsome — 1690s, from FROLIC (Cf. frolic) + SOME (Cf. some) …   Etymology dictionary

  • frolicsome — *playful, sportive, roguish, waggish, impish, mischievous Analogous words: *merry, blithe, jocund, jovial, jolly: mirthful, gleeful, hilarious (see corresponding nouns at MIRTH): *lively, vivacious, sprightly, gay …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • frolicsome — [adj] playful antic, coltish, frisky, fun, gamesome, gay, gleeful, happy, impish, jocular, jovial, kittenish, lively, merry, mischievous, roguish, rollicking, sportive, sprightly; concept 542 Ant. serious, staid, stiff …   New thesaurus

  • frolicsome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lively and playful …   English terms dictionary

  • frolicsome — [fräl′iksəm] adj. [ FROLIC + SOME1] full of gaiety or high spirits; playful; merry: also frolicky …   English World dictionary

  • frolicsome — adjective especially literary active and liking to play: frolicsome kittens …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • frolicsome — adjective Date: 1699 full of gaiety ; playful, sportive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frolicsome — frolicsomely, adv. frolicsomeness, n. /frol ik seuhm/, adj. merrily playful; full of fun. [1690 1700; FROLIC + SOME1] * * * …   Universalium

  • frolicsome — adjective Given to frolicking; playful …   Wiktionary

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