Gibbs' banter with the press usually teetered somewhere between antagonistic and playful—when not managing to be both at once.
playful and gory, the cartoonish paintings of Dee Dee Ramone, bassist for The Ramones, are every bit as shocking as their creator.
All of the pieces come together in a playful, vibrant, and somehow harmonious whole.
Her references to Pride and Prejudice are blatant and playful.
Relative to that collection, this was playful, funny—and, well, definitely fun.
To the uninitiated this would have seemed the work of a playful child.
The Hawaiians were a people of a very cheerful and playful disposition.
Her manner, so playful, yet full of keen penetration, drove them away like a battery of sunbeams.
The tone, playful, half sad, nearly upset her self-control then and there.
Every playful or fond gesture was carefully hoarded up as a store of treasures in the mind of her ladyship.