Definition of Playless

1. lacking playfulness [adj]



Playless Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Playless

playing ball
playing card
playing cards
playing down
playing field
playing fields
playing in
playing period
playing possum
playing the board
playings
playland
playlands
playleader
playleaders
playless (current term)
playlet
playlets
playlike
playline
playlist
playlisted
playlisting
playlistism
playlists
playlot
playlots
playmaker
playmakers
playmaking

Literary usage of Playless

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts (1916)
"We need but follow the children, who have had a playless childhood, into a narrow and barren manhood. We need but to trace back the history of the dull and ..."

2. Rural Child Welfare: An Inquiry by the National Child Labor Committee, Based by National Child Labor Committee (U.S.), Edward Nicholas Clopper (1922)
"There is still another playless community where ... In several remote and playless communities we learned of a startling number of illegitimate births to ..."

3. Christianity and Amusements by Richard Henry Edwards (1915)
"Whatever one does for the pure love of it—that is play. It is more instinctive than work, and not a whit less important. A playless continent would be no ..."

4. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Carleton Eldredge Noyes (1900)
"From eight to fourteen I was a playless \day dreamer . . . my whole being was, with eyes closed to every object of present sense, to crumple myself up in a ..."

5. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1909)
"I know few passages in English biography that impress one more painfully than the picture John Stuart Mill gives of his playless childhood. ..."

6. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1919)
"... illiteracy and playless leisure have been most keenly felt, some by one group of people and some by another. Second: As soon as each group got really ..."

7. The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts (1916)
"We need but follow the children, who have had a playless childhood, into a narrow and barren manhood. We need but to trace back the history of the dull and ..."

8. Rural Child Welfare: An Inquiry by the National Child Labor Committee, Based by National Child Labor Committee (U.S.), Edward Nicholas Clopper (1922)
"There is still another playless community where ... In several remote and playless communities we learned of a startling number of illegitimate births to ..."

9. Christianity and Amusements by Richard Henry Edwards (1915)
"Whatever one does for the pure love of it—that is play. It is more instinctive than work, and not a whit less important. A playless continent would be no ..."

10. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Carleton Eldredge Noyes (1900)
"From eight to fourteen I was a playless \day dreamer . . . my whole being was, with eyes closed to every object of present sense, to crumple myself up in a ..."

11. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1909)
"I know few passages in English biography that impress one more painfully than the picture John Stuart Mill gives of his playless childhood. ..."

12. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1919)
"... illiteracy and playless leisure have been most keenly felt, some by one group of people and some by another. Second: As soon as each group got really ..."

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