adjective Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century merry, frolicsomegamesomely adverbgamesomeness noun

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  • Gamesome — Game some (g[=a]m s[u^]m), a. Gay; sportive; playful; frolicsome; merry. Shak. [1913 Webster] Gladness of the gamesome crowd. Byron. {Game some*ly}, adv. {Game some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • gamesome — [gām′səm] adj. [ME gamsum: see GAME1 & SOME1] playful; sportive; frolicsome gamesomely adv …   English World dictionary

  • gamesome — gamesomely, adv. gamesomeness, n. /gaym seuhm/, adj. playful; frolicsome. [1300 50; ME; see GAME1, SOME1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gamesome — adjective Full of sport; playful Syn: frisky, playful, spritely …   Wiktionary

  • gamesome — Synonyms and related words: animated, antic, capersome, coltish, exuberant, frisky, frolicsome, full of beans, gay, hearty, larkish, lively, mischievous, playful, prankish, pranky, rollicking, rollicksome, rompish, skittish, spirited, sportful,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gamesome — game·some || geɪmsÉ™m adj. playful, joyful, happy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gamesome — adjective playful and merry. Derivatives gamesomely adverb gamesomeness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • gamesome — a. Gay, sportive, vivacious, sprightly, frolicsome, playful, lively, frisky, full of frolic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gamesome — game·some …   English syllables

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