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ludic

[loo-dik] /ˈlu dɪk/
adjective
1.
playful in an aimless way:
the ludic behavior of kittens.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Latin lūd- (stem of lūdere to play) + -ic, perhaps via French ludique, learned formation from same components
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ludic

/ˈluːdɪk/
adjective
1.
(literary) playful
Word Origin
C20: from French ludique, from Latin lūdus game
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Word Origin and History for ludic
adj.

"spontaneously playful," 1940, from French ludique, from Latin ludere "to play" (see ludicrous).

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